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Measures to adopt

Measures to adopt where an abortion is suspected would include the following:

  • Act promptly: Isolate all suspected cases of abortion immediately!
  • Identify the cause: Collect aborted material – keep separate and send off for testing  (2-3 samples will help to identify the possible cause).
  • Biosecurity: Clean and disinfect the area. Take care when handling ewes and aborted material, ALWAYS clean and sanitise hands, especially pregnant women and children, as these are particularly risk being infected.
  • Contact your vet: Discuss possible courses of action.
  • Identify and record: Ewes ID and number of dead/mummified lambs
  • Be vigilant: Keep an eye out for other cases

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