Story: Diseases of sheep, cattle and deer

Lambs panting

Lambs panting

Pneumonia in sheep, particularly lambs, is more likely to occur in warmer weather rather than in winter, as might be expected. This may be because the panting caused by heat stress makes lambs susceptible to the disease. Death may quickly follow.

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Reference: 22 February 2005

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Gary Clark, Neville Grace and Ken Drew, 'Diseases of sheep, cattle and deer - Sheep contagious diseases', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Gary Clark, Neville Grace and Ken Drew, published 24 Nov 2008