OPP concerned sheep breeders society

2017

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“I am absolutely amazed that this disease (OPP) has been allowed free roam through our industry — much like its more publicized partner, scrapie. My opinion is that it is not possible for the sheep industry to co-exist with either of them They have to go or we will.”


Clark BreDahl

PRODUCER/Columnist

“The Shepherd” MAGAZINE

Links
(Also see our “Library” page.)

Maedi Visna/OPP 
(Paula Menzies, DVM,  University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada)
    http://www.uoguelph.ca/~pmenzies/mv/OMVFSP_Intro_Disease.htm

OMVFSP 
(Ontario Maedi Visna Flock Status Program, University of Guelph)
    http://www.uoguelph.ca/~pmenzies/mv/OMVFSP_Index.html

Sheep & Goat Health Programs, U.K. 
(Scottish Agricultural College)
    https://www.sruc.ac.uk/info/120113/premium_sheep_and_goat_health_schemes

USAHA 
(United States Animal Health Association)
    http://www.usaha.org

NIAA 
(National Institute for Animal Agriculture)
    http://www.animalagriculture.org

OIE 
(World Organization for Animal Health)
        http://www.oie.int/eng/en_index.htm

USDA-APHIS-VS 
(United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Sheep & Goat Health) 
  https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-disease-information/sheep-and-goat-health 

Eradicate Scrapie! 
(information from NIAA on behalf of USDA-APHIS-VS)
    http://www.eradicatescrapie.org

B ovis 
(Brucellosis in Sheep:  info from Merck Veterinary Manual)
  http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/reproductive_system/brucellosis_in_large_animals/brucellosis_in_sheep.html

Caseous Lymphadenitis 
(Justin Luther, PhD and Charlie Stoltenow, DVM:  North Dakota State University Extension)
   https://library.ndsu.edu/repository/bitstream/handle/10365/5337/as1353.pdf?sequence=1

NAHMS Sheep Studies 
(National Animal Health Monitoring & Surveillance)
    http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/nahms/sheep/index.shtml

AAVLD
(American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians)
    http://www.aavld.org (click on ‘Accreditation’ for list of accredited labs)

Composting Dead Livestock 
(Iowa State University Extension, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture)
      http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/SA8.pdf

Maryland Small Ruminant Page
(Extensive Compilation of Sheep Resources)
    http://www.sheepandgoat.com 

Sheep Production:  A place for production-minded shepherds
(Internet-based discussion forum, archives include valuable OPP info)
    http://edgefieldsheep.com/bb

Google Scholar 
(Search scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources.)
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