SIGNS OF ILL HEALTH ON SHEEP - RUMINANT ANIMALS

Signs of ill health
In contrast to the above mentioned signs of good health. Animals that is sick or incubating a disease show some general systemic  or local signs that must be carefully observed.

Listlessness
Animal lags bind the flock and keeps away from the other animals moving little it at all and with its head down.


Lack of appetite
 Animal shows no interest in feed.

High temperature
Any temperature above 39.50c should be considered an indicative  of disease probably infectious disease.

Congestion of mucosa around the eyes
This congestion if often accompanied by weeping sometimes it appears pale or white in the case of anaemia it may be yellowish in colour.

Running nostrils
This usually occurs with discharge of a purulent blood stained liquid. Nasal discharge is often accompanied by coughing.

Diarrhea
This can easily be detected because the animals hindquarters and are dirty with swollen left flank.

The animals left flank appears swollen rather than hollow
Appearance of feet, under, testides and sheath
Appearance of feet udder testides and sheath may show abnormalities and sheath that are usually manifested as heat redness and pain on palpation.
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