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Diseases by Age & Symptom

Source: SID: Sheep Production Handbook, 2002 (pp. 485-486)

ADULTS

Abortions and stillbirths
Multiple causes: Brucella ovis, EAE, vibriosis, Q fever, Cach Valley Virus, taxoplasmosis, salmonellosis, listeriosis, and/or leptospirosis)

Anemia
Copper toxicity
Internal parasitism

Behavior change with or without difficulty in moving
Ovine progressive pneumonia
Plant poisonings
Rabies
Scrapie

Chronic weight loss
Abomasal emptying defect
Caseous lymphadenitis
Internal parasitism
Johne's disease
Ovine progressive pneumonia
Scrapie

Incoordination, partial paralysis, or inability to stand
Grass tetany (hypomagnesemia)
Milk fever (hypocalcemia)
Ovine progressive pneumonia
Plant poisonings
Rabies
Scrapie
Tetanus

Itching, scratching, and wool pulling or loss
Club lamb fungus
Keds
Lice
Mange mites
Scrapie

Jaundice
Copper toxicity

Swollen head, face, or lips
Bluetongue
Contagious ecthyma (soremouth)
Photosensitization
Swelled head
Ulcerative dermatosis

Swollen udder
Mastitis
Ovine progressive pneumonia

Weakness and depression
Lactic acidiosis
Salmonellosis
Urolithiasis (rams and wethers)

LAMBS

Anemia
Copper toxicity
Hemorrhage
Internal parasitism

Behavior change and difficulty in movement
Plant poisonings
Polioencephalomalacia ("polio")
Rabies
Tetanus

Diarrhea (scours)
Clostridium perfringens type C (enterotoxemia)
Coccidiosis
Enterotoxigenic E. coli scours
Internal parasitism
Lactic acidiosis
Undifferentiated diarrheas of young lambs

Jaundice
Copper toxicity

Lameness and incoordination without behavior change
Benign foot rot
Contagious foot rot
Copper deficiency (enzootic ataxia)
Foot abscess
Joint ill
Polyarthritis
White muscle disease

Sudden death
Clostridium perfringens type C (enterotoxemia)
Clostridium perfringens type D (enterotoxemia)
Copper toxicity
Enterotoxigenic E. coli (acute diarrhea)
Hypothermia/hypoglycemia
Internal parasitism
Lactic acidiosis
Navel ill
Plant poisonings
Pneumonia
Polioencephalomalacia ("polio")
White muscle disease

Swollen head, face, or lips
Bluetongue
Contagious ecthyma (soremouth)
Photosensitization
Swelled head
Ulcerative dermatosis
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