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  • Joined Jul 2008
« on: June 15, 2012, 06:06:29 pm »
Long story , cut short... :-\ Anyone had their flock tested for brucellosis?  Have been told we will be given a date in the near future when 1/2 our flock (20 sheep) will have blood tests taken.  Supposed to be random selection but strange the phone call came the day we took some to the abattoir (and we got a vet check there too).  Just my luck :(


  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Brucellosis?
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2012, 09:10:04 pm »
Ours were done a few years ago - we only had five, so they did them all. Nice vets, and no problem. I was flapping a bit as we had some missing tags at the time, but they said they weren't looking at tags  :eyelashes:


  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
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Re: Brucellosis?
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2012, 01:39:25 am »
We've just been randomly selected and I don't think there's anything fishy about it.

Thankfully we don't have to test half the flock  :D
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Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing


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Re: Brucellosis?
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2012, 06:51:14 am »
Obligatory testing here every three years for all the flocks in the department........
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  • Joined Jul 2008
Re: Brucellosis?
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2012, 11:22:17 am »
I didn't think our area (Dorset) was prone to it , in sheep at least.  It was a very vague message and no contact details ???
We only moved them this week and this means another day off work  ::) .  Do they choose which individual sheep they want to test  or can you just round up the easiest ones?  Will they test lambs or just adult sheep?
I just feel when you are 'randomly' selected, you sometimes are in their sight lines... :fc: paranoid, me?



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