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To tag or not to tag, that is the question for Soay sheep owners

To tag or not to tag, that is the question for Soay sheep owners

Answer?  Yes. End of post?  Not quite. In the world of pedigrees and registrations, identification is everything.  Paperwork listing a Soay sheep’s name and parentage is a great start and required for registration, but in the final analysis, ear tags (or tatoos or imbedded chips) are the only way to positively identify an animal, by […]

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Diagnosing lameness in Soay sheep

Yesterday one of our neighbors knocked on our door, distressed that a pregnant Suffolk ewe on his nearby farm had become lame about four days earlier and, instead of getting better, she has declined to the point of not eating.  The neighbor was hoping our experience with Soay sheep would carry over into helping him […]

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