A webinar on photosensitisation in sheep will be held on Thursday, October 12, from 7pm to 8pm, with industry experts including the University of Adelaide’s Dr Colin Trengrove, PIRSA entomologist Kym Perry and producer Peter Fielding.
You will hear what photosensitisation is, what causes it and how to control and treat it so it doesn’t have a significant impact on your production.
Signs of photosensitisation can include:
- Have your sheep been showing signs of restlessness, seeking shade or shaking their heads and rubbing their ears and eyes?
- Are they grazing vetch or medic, which may be infested with aphids?
- Does their face, jaw or eyes appear swollen or are their ears droopy?
- Do your sheep appear to have mild sunburn, loss of appetite or jaundice?
Photosensitisation is a condition that occurs when the skin becomes abnormally sensitive to sunlight. It can be the result of several different diseases such as liver damage, the consumption of specific toxic plants and grazing aphid infested pastures.
Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am