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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

Keywords

Western Australia, Pregnancy Ewes, Pregnancy toxaemia ewes, Ewes

First Page Number

124

Last Page Number

129

Abstract

With the approach of the lambing season, losses from pregnancy toxaemia are frequently sustained by sheep breeders. This disease has a world-wide distribution and has been described under a wide variety of names, the most common of these probably being "twin lamb disease," "pregnancy disease of ewes," and "pregnancy paralysis." It would perhaps be more appropriate to describe the disease as ketosis of pregnancy since there constantly occurs in the blood of affected animals an accumulation of toxic substances known as ketone bodies.

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