Ewe and lambs in a field© Tim Scrivener
When there is cold, wet weather in spring, grass growth is delayed and so the risk of coccidiosis in lambs is high. Cold weather delays hatching, so any sudden changes in temperature in the spring can trigger a mass hatch. If this coincides with lambs aged between six and 12 weeks grazing contaminated pastures for the first time in spring/early summer, severe production losses and even deaths may follow. See also: Vets urge tightening of antibiotics use in neonatal lambs Independent […]