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Shenandoah Mountains

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Ovine Health Recommendations

Ovine Health Recommendations

These are general guidelines only.  Please consult with Dr. Massie,Dr. O’Brien or Dr. Hausler to determine your sheep’s specific needs.


-Covexin 8 or CD & T vaccine
-Initial vaccination at 8 and 12 weeks, followed by an annual booster.
-Rabies vaccine
-Initial vaccination at 12 weeks, followed by an annual booster.

Pregnant ewes should receive their annual boosters 30 days before their anticipated lambing date.

Deworming Schedule:

-Lambs should be dewormed every four weeks until six months of age.
-Adults should be dewormed every four to six weeks. Please consult with Dr. Massie, Dr. Vandrey, or Dr. O’Brien to develop your deworming schedule.

Available herd health testing:

-Caseous Lymphadenitis.
-Ovine Progressive Pneumonia.

Pregnancy Testing:

-Rectal ultrasound can confirm pregnancy 35 days post breeding.
-Trans-abdominal ultrasound (more typical) can confirm pregnancy 75 –100 days post breeding.