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Cross-infection of foot rot between sheep and cattle

Foot rot is a serious and contagious hoof disease in sheep. New research has now revealed that cattle can also be carriers, even though they themselves are not seriously affected by the disease.

Ticks kill sheep

Predator attacks are not the only explanation for high lamb mortality in Norway. Ticks are also on the list of suspects.

Natural mating is out and insemination is in

Simpler insemination techniques for sheep and goats have enabled farmers to carry out artificial insemination on their animals themselves.