Wednesday, July 2, 2008

need some suggestions

calling all sheep owners...

can you suggest some good sheep books and/or websites? particularly treating with herbal/alternative medicines. i've got 2 weeks to learn.



Danielle said...

One of the best resources I have are books:

I have _Natural Goat Care_ by Pat Coleby, and I think there's a sheep one as well.

I also have _The Complete Herbal Handbook for Farm and Stable_ by Juliette de Bairacli Levy.

Another useful resource recommended to me by a homeopathic vet is _Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs: Small Doses for Small Animals_ by Don Hamilton. She said it was useful for all small animals, so I bought it, especially considering I have dogs and cats.

Hope that helps!

Oh, and I'm also on a holisticgoats yahoo list, but haven't found that one all that helpful really. Some good info comes across, but not all of it is natural.

The W.O.W. factor said...

Two weeks to learn??? Are your sheep going to need treating then ;) or are you having to take a test? :) I've been reading your blog, and you seem to have it "all together"! So organized! I think it's wonderful!!!

Robbyn said...

Monica at SmallMeadowFarm is a great resource :)

tansy said...

danielle - i have the goat care book, i'll check out the sheep one. i have the juliette books too! :D thanks for the suggestions.

wow - i'm getting my first 2v sheep in 2 weeks. i'd like to have some more knowledge about their care/well-being before i do so, just to be safe (and prepared for the future).

robbyn - thanks for the recommendation! i spent quite a while on her website and blog. :)

Gina said...

I'd recommend Merck Veterinary Guide. It's not holistic,per say, but it gives clinical description of animal diseases/issues that may help you decide to treat one way or another. In fact, it's not even just sheep-it's all animals, including exotics. It's also pricey,but I think all livestock owners should have a copy or be able to get a copy (i.e. share with other livestock owners).

here is a website:

When I used towork in the vet field (I was a vet technician and then welfare officer for years in my twenties), all the vets i knew used this guide.

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