The Professional Smallholder: Sheep Keeping
Phillipa Page and Kim Hamer
The Professional Smallholder: Sheep Keeping is a comprehensive handbook, providing veterinary relevant information to the sheep smallholder.
As a sheep keeper have you ever wanted to go into more depth with your vet and gain expert advice that will keep your flock healthy and happy? This guide provides a depth of veterinary information to complement local veterinary consultations. Advice is offered on everyday issues such as feeding and nutrition, housing, organ systems and their function, disease, treatments and sheep behaviour.
The authors guide the reader through different sheep keeping systems, organ biology, correct diet and nutrition, lambing time and the many problems that can occur at this time of year. The book is filled with helpful photographs and diagrams to help identify and describe diseases, what to look for in terms of abnormal behaviour and signs of disease. The chapter on routine husbandry procedures helps inform the reader how to prevent diseases through good practice.
Sheep Keeping is a practical guide to common problems seen in small sheep flocks, suitable for experienced smallholder sheep farmers, but also relevant to new and prospective ones.