Sheep Breeds in India Information for Beginners

Sheep Breeds in India: Sheep Breeds in India: Sheep types in India  can  be classified on the basis of Agroecological regions viz. a) North temperate region, b) North Western arid and semi arid region  c) Southern peninsular region and d) Eastern region. The breeds of sheep of these regions are depicted here. Sheep Farming Advantages: Sheep can be raised for …

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Foot and Mouth Disease in Sheep and Goats

FMD in Sheep.

Foot and mouth disease in Sheep and Goats:(FMD): Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious disease of cloven-footed animals including sheep, goat. This disease is endemic in India and producing serious economic losses to the country due to the ban on export of livestock products to other countries and reduced productivity of diseased animals. Symptoms of FMD? High …

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Karnah Sheep Breed Profile Information

Distribution : The Karnah sheep  breed is primarily found in Karnah, a mountainous tehsil of Kupwara district in North Kashmir. Karnah sheep breed are large  animals. The rams have large curved horns and a prominent nose line. The average age at first lambing is 23-25 months with a lambing interval of one year. Lambing takes place mainly in the months …

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Jalauni Sheep Breed Profile Information

Distribution :The Jalauni sheep breed is distributed across the Jalaun, Jhansi and Lalitpur districts of Uttar Pradesh. Conformation: The Jalauni sheep are medium-sized animals, with a straight nose line. The colour of the body is white with a light brown or black head. Both sexes are polled. Ears are large, flat and drooping and the tail is thin and medium …

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Jaisalmeri-Sheep Breed Profile Information

Distribution : The name of the Jaisalmeri sheep breed is derived from its home tract, Jaisalmer. They are distributed across the Jaisalmer, Barmer and Jodhpur districts of Rajasthan. Jaisalmeri  Sheep Breed Characterstics: Pure specimens are found in south western Jaisalmer, extending up to north western Barmer and southern and western Jodhpur. They are primarily reared by the Raikas and Sindhi …

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Gurez Sheep Breed Profile Information

Gurez Sheep Profile: The following article provides the details of Gurez sheep. Gurez sheep Distribution: This sheep breed is distributed in the Gurez area of Northern Kashmir.The Gurez sheep breed is found in the Gurez block of Bandipore district in North Kashmir. They are the largest of the sheep breeds in the state. Gurez Breed Conformation: Largest of the sheep breeds in Jammu …

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Ganjam Sheep Breed Profile Information

Source and Distribution of Ganjam sheep:  The Ganjam breed of sheep is native to the Ganjam, Koraput, Phulbani and parts of the Puri districts of Odisha.Ganjam sheep  is an important sheep breed in the Orissa State in the eastern region of India. They are reared mainly for meat. Ganjam Sheep Features: These are medium-sized, slender and leggy animals with the …

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Anthrax in Sheep and Goats

Anthrax in Sheep and Goats:- What Causes it? Anthrax is a naturally occuring disease with worldwide distribution. It is caused by Bacillus anthracis, a spore-forming bacteria that can remain alive, but dormant in the soil for many years. The bacteria can “bloom” and contaminate surface soil and grass after periods of wet, cool weather, followed by several weeks of hot, …

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ORF Disease in sheep and Goats

ORF Disease in sheep and Goats:- What are the symptoms of ORF Appearance of nodular eruptions on the oral commisures, lips, mouth and nostrils and the lesions are followed by papules, vesicles, pustules and ulcers in 3 to 4 days. Extensive lesions on the feet lead to lameness. Mastitis may result in ewes with lesions on the udder. Profuse salivation, …

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