Pregnancy toxemia in a flock of sheep.

  title={Pregnancy toxemia in a flock of sheep.},
  author={Robert J Van Saun},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={217 10},
A high prevalence of metabolic disease was evident in a large flock of sheep early in the lambing season. Pregnancy toxemia and secondary hypocalcemia were diagnosed on the basis of history, physical examination findings, and results of serum biochemical analyses. To decrease costs to the owner, pooled serum samples were used to determine the metabolic health status of the flock. Ewes close to the time of lambing were found to be in severe negative energy balance, which resulted in excessive… CONTINUE READING
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