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Rib Fractures in Sheep

Update as at January 2016 - read the latest info from MLA - click here

 

 

The original story......

What has been detected in my sheep at the abattoir?
Broken ribs.  The reports generally refer to old, healed fractures.

How does it occur?

  • The most common cause is soft bones due to mineral or vitamin deficiencies, especially calcium, phosphorus and Vitamin D.
  • Incorrect settings on pneumatic equipment or hard handling of animals.

What does it mean for me?
What can I do about it?
Who do I call for more information?

The answers to these questions and more available in the below documents

Fast Facts

PIRSA Fact Sheet

Information provided by Bisecurity SA, PIRSA.