Note: This program is not currently running, but the program binder is a valuable source of information on sheep health.
Quality Health Care for Producers, Designed by Producers
Animals that are unhealthy raise fewer lambs and simply cost more to have on the farm. By being “intensive” about animal health, producers will put more money into their bank accounts instead of into problem animals.
This program promotes standardized health practices that are practical and that work.
The program was developed by Alberta Lamb Producers in partnership with industry stakeholders including: purebred producers, commercial producers, a feedlot, veterinarians, government researchers, and a food processor.
The goals of the program are to:
- meet producers’ needs (i.e. reduce losses related to health problems)
- be voluntary and simple to use
The Western Canadian Flock Health Program is also an excellent information source to assist the producer in making animal health decisions for their flock.
- The program can be downloaded free of charge.