Shots for OJD
This year we decided to take up the fight against OJD (Ovine Johne’s Disease – a serious wasting disease in older sheep). We arranged for our local vet to vaccinate all our young ewe lambs and sheep to be retained on the property. The process has now been made a little safer by the use of a specialized vaccinating gun with a retractable needle – reducing the risk of accidental human injection. Apparently even a scratch with the needle can have nasty consequences. Fortunately all went to plan and our vaccinated sheep were retagged with the required V, leaving a trail of colorful plastic confetti as they left the race.