Vaginal prolapse occurs during the last month of pregnancy. Any ewes which have prolapsed must be clearly identified and culled at the end of the season as they will most likely re-prolapse if allowed to breed again. The size of a vaginal prolapse can vary from a small area of dorsal vaginal wall to a larger structure of up to 20 cm when the prolapse may contain urinary bladder, uterine horn s or both of these structures. Figure 2: The diameter of this vaginal prolapse extends to 20 cm and it contains the urinary bladder.
Lambing Part 3 Vaginal and Uterine Prolapse
Sheep Sheep diseases A-Z
A page about orf infection in sheep describing cause, clinical signs, diagnosis and control. Orf is a contagious disease of sheep caused by a pox virus. It can affect other species less commonly including man. Infected animals often recover in a period of weeks though carrier sheep may harbour infection and act as a source for other animals for long periods.
Step-by-step guide to dealing with vaginal prolapse in sheep
Jump to navigation Skip to Content. There are multiple possible causes of both infertility and abortion in ewes, but making a definitive diagnosis is often difficult. Some diseases which are exotic to Australia can cause abortions. This webpage addresses why it is important to investigate causes of infertility and abortion, some common causes and the most effective approach to making a diagnosis. Investigating abortion and infertility may also show a zoonotic disease one that can infect people is causing the problem, which is important so that farmers can take steps to protect their health.