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Ovinology

The Story of Sheep Shaping the World

Between 9,000 and 11,000 years ago, man and sheep joined forces. Together they have conquered the world, and today they contribute more than you think! Ovinology tells the story of sheep through a mix of history, philoso... More
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2019-12-13

Mulesing

Season 1, Ep. 8

PLEASE click this link and leave comments AGAINST the proposed ban of over-the-counter antibiotic sales!


This video does not show anything ghastly; it's an educational video showing how to crutch a non-mulesed Merino. Note how stretchy and wrinkly the lamb is, as well as how much wool is left on the rear end AFTER shearing! Can you imagine if that poor thing was left out all summer? Flies galore! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mogTuP9qjvY


I also want to highlight producers that have made the switch of their own accord: https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/livestock-parasites/managing-non-mulesed-sheep?page=0%2C3


https://www.historic-newspapers.co.uk/blog/1929-timeline/

https://kb.rspca.org.au/knowledge-base/what-is-flystrike-and-what-is-the-rspcas-view-on-mulesing-and-flystrike-prevention-in-sheep/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-udsIV4Hmc

https://onpasture.com/2017/05/29/the-importance-of-tail-docking-lambs/

http://www.sheep101.info/201/dockcastrate.html

https://kb.rspca.org.au/knowledge-base/are-there-animal-welfare-issues-with-the-use-of-steining-as-an-alternative-to-mulesing-to-reduce-flystrike-risk-in-sheep/

https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2017-08-09/italian-buyers-frustrated-by-ongoing-mulesed-wool-problem/8744944

https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/livestock-parasites/managing-non-mulesed-sheep?page=0%2C2

2019-12-13

Mulesing

Season 1, Ep. 8

PLEASE click this link and leave comments AGAINST the proposed ban of over-the-counter antibiotic sales!


This video does not show anything ghastly; it's an educational video showing how to crutch a non-mulesed Merino. Note how stretchy and wrinkly the lamb is, as well as how much wool is left on the rear end AFTER shearing! Can you imagine if that poor thing was left out all summer? Flies galore! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mogTuP9qjvY


I also want to highlight producers that have made the switch of their own accord: https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/livestock-parasites/managing-non-mulesed-sheep?page=0%2C3


https://www.historic-newspapers.co.uk/blog/1929-timeline/

https://kb.rspca.org.au/knowledge-base/what-is-flystrike-and-what-is-the-rspcas-view-on-mulesing-and-flystrike-prevention-in-sheep/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-udsIV4Hmc

https://onpasture.com/2017/05/29/the-importance-of-tail-docking-lambs/

http://www.sheep101.info/201/dockcastrate.html

https://kb.rspca.org.au/knowledge-base/are-there-animal-welfare-issues-with-the-use-of-steining-as-an-alternative-to-mulesing-to-reduce-flystrike-risk-in-sheep/

https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2017-08-09/italian-buyers-frustrated-by-ongoing-mulesed-wool-problem/8744944

https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/livestock-parasites/managing-non-mulesed-sheep?page=0%2C2