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GlanEry®7in1B12 protects from ERYSIPELAS ARTHRITIS
Stop Lame Lambs from crippling Erysipelas arthritis
Ensure your lambs are ‘Fit to Load’
The infection rate may be as high as 50% leaving unsaleable lambs9
Protect your meat quality and reduce the tail of the mob
Have more lambs to sell
Affects most sheep flocks in Australia
ADDING ERYSIPELAS ARTHRITIS PROTECTION TO YOUR PROGRAM MAKES SENSE
STOP LAME LAMBS
Erysipelas arthritis, is the most common cause of lame lambs on farm and results in significant losses both on farm and at the abattoir.
Losses on farm are due to:
Culling and early death
Poor growth rates & later turn off
Animals that are ‘unfit to load’
Reduced trading options
Losses at the abattoir are due to:
Trim of each affected leg
Reduced HSCW (lighter carcases due to poor growth rates)
Full carcase condemnations
What causes ERYSIPELAS ARTHRITIS?
Erysipelas arthritis is caused by the bacterium Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae.
The bacteria enters the animal via open wounds.
Specific risk times include,
Grass seed infestations
Birth through the umbilical cord
ERYSIPELAS ARTHRITIS is Widespread
The National Sheep Health Monitoring Project graph clearly shows that the incidence of sheep arthritis at abattoirs is high. Especially considering that lame sheep are not transported and are culled on farm.
90% of Australia sheep are in NSW, Vic, SA and WA5. In these states nearly half of all sheep lines experienced arthritis-. For lambs it is over 20% of all lines10.
Your Farm is at Risk
Erysipelas bacteria are spread by sheep, pigs, kangaroos, wallabies, mice, and other mammals, as well as 30 species of birds and some insects. Given it is carried by so many animal species every farm is at risk12. Erysipelas can also infect humans.
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