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what is the BCS range?
what is ideal?
what system needs to be assessed in a buck/ram?
small ruminants have a __ __ on their upper incisor area
what with the urogenital system is a problem in bucks?
what will cause a goat to urinate?
holding their nose
what is one foot dz that must be checked for?
what are the spp of bacteria that cause foot rot?
- dichelobacter nodosus
- fusobacterium necrophorum
what are the glands that are near the horn buds?
what do they do?
- musk glands
- give them a nasty odor
what are the 2 things that goats may have that differentiate them from sheep?
beard and wattles
what might males do to their beard?
mark it with urine
how many lanolin glands to they have?
how long is their gestation?
when are sheep cycling through estrous?
when are goats cycling through estrous?
what are the 3 signs of heat?
- vulvar swelling
what are the 4 ways to detect pregnancy?
- no return to heat
what route is used to U/S a pregnancy in SR's?
how soon can pregnancy be detected?
when is rectal palpation detection possible?
when can ballotment be performed?
what is it?
- -pushing on uterus and baby to make it swing and push back
what are the 3 things that should be done to a sheep 2-3 weeks prior to lambing?
clip wool from udder and vulva
tail head and flank is clipped
clip off the face of the sheep
what 3 things can happen if facing is not done?
- rejection of the lamb(s)
what is enterotoxemia aka?
*what bacteria causes it?
- overeating dz
- clostridium perfringens
what is consumed that causes overeating dz?
how long does stage 1 take?
- 1-4 hours
- mucus plug is passed
- separate from group
how long does stage 2 last?
how many lambs is common?
how long does stage 3 last?
- 2-6 hours
- delivery of placenta