Pregnancy Toxemia: Signs & Prevention

December 9, 2019

What is Pregnancy Toxemia?

When sheep and goats are in their third trimester of pregnancy, they will lose their energy more rapidly than normal. If we don’t take precautions for this, it could lead to Pregnancy Toxemia. Pregnancy Toxemia is a common metabolic disorder that is caused by the increased energy and nutrition requirements that come to surface in the last few months of pregnancy. Pregnancy Toxemia is likely to occur when we don’t supply our livestock with enough energy. 

Signs of Pregnancy Toxemia:

  • Lethargic
  • Sluggish
  • Loss of appetite
  • Poor muscle control
  • Inability to rise

How can we prevent Pregnancy Toxemia?
In reality, if an animal has Pregnancy Toxemia, there is no true way you can treat them. Pregnancy toxemia is very dangerous and 80% of the animals with Pregnancy Toxemia suffer mortality. The only thing we can do to make sure this doesn’t happen to sheep and goats is to prepare for it beforehand. In order to make sure your sheep and goats don’t suffer from Pregnancy Toxemia, supply your herd with RAGLAND 3-WAY SWEET BLOCKS .

Palmer Feed & Supply offers Ragland 3-Way Sweet Blocks!

Ragland 3-Way Sweet Blocks supply 5 key nutrients:
● Sugar (in the form of molasses): 20%

● Salt: 15%

● Vitamin A: 60,000 AU

● Calcium: 5%

● Phosphorus: 4%

Ragland 3-Way Sweet Blocks are available in easy to feed 33 ⅓# blocks. They are highly palatable and should be fed at the rate of  1 block per 50 head of sheep and/or goats. 

Take control now and make sure your sheep and goats have everything they need during their pregnancy!

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