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Dairy or/and meat sheep: Dairy and meat
Source of information: Vet Laboratories and R+D+i
Level of solution:
Just Being Tested
Aim: To improve the diagnosis rate of abortion
- What is implemented;
Aborted females must be isolated and identified.
If there is no suspicion of the specific process, the following samples should be collected and sent to the laboratory: fetus, placenta, vaginal swabs, maternal serum and whole blood, together with the full case history.
- How is implemented;
Samples must be collected as clean as possible, and sent refrigerated in sealed, resistant and waterproof containers.
- When is it implemented.
Samples must be collected and sent to the lab as soon as possible; 10-15 days later, serum from the same sheep should be collected and analyzed again to check the possible existence of seroconversions.
To design efficient prophylactic measures for controlling abortion causative agents.
Prerequisites and/or limits (knowledge, training, capabilities, cost, management, facilities, equipment, etc.)
- Clean material for the collection of samples: swabs, vacuum blood collection tubes, plastic bags, refrigerator, etc.
- Access to trained and equipped technical and laboratory services.
- Economic cost.
|Benefit expected||Increase productivity
less stress for the farmer
|Is the solution suitable for various production systems||Y|
|If no – for which system|
|What are the asset costs||<100|
|What are the maintenance costs|
|Any limits to its applicability|
|How much time is required to prepare and implement the solution||<1 day|
|How many people is needed to implement the solution?||Normal farm staff||Veterinary support|
|How long it takes to get results?||>=1week|
|How long it takes to see an effect on sheep productivity?||current production period, and next|
|What kind of equipment/tool are necessary?||Sample taking material (steryl plastic bags, tubes, needles, ..)||Sample taking material (steryl plastic bags, tubes, needles, ..)|
|Does the solution need any specific skill/knowledge or training?||Yes|
|How much time will be required for training||Samples collection and conservation|
|Is there any particular regulation link to the solution?||No|
|Does the solution need any particular structure or organisation?||No|
|Consider additional cost for lab analysis|