Key Notes for health practices for a more productive flock

SheepNet Turkey Solution

Country: Turkey

Dairy or/and meat sheep: Meat

Source of information: Togen, Ministry of Agr.,

Level of solution:






Just Being Tested


Aim: To provide useful and simple health practices in the flock and recommendations for hygiene in the environment for an improved productivity


-A PDF document with basic health keys (protective treatment-with a chronology) will be provided to breeder’s association and some NGO’s in order to minimize the health risks in the barn and outdoor for a whole year time.

-Some useful videos and demonstrative papers will be provided for barn hygiene and paddocks for a whole production period.


Expected benefits: Better health- productive farms-happy farmersJ

Prerequisites and/or limits:

  • PDF is a document needs to be practiced always
  • A healthy flock needs continuously observing and a good knowledge of the shepherd.

Specific references

Dwyer, C. M. (2009). Welfare of sheep: Providing for welfare in an extensive environment. Small Ruminant Research, 86(1–3), 14–21.

Gavojdian, D., Budai, C., Cziszter, L. T., Csizmar, N., Javor, A., & Kusza, S. (2015). Reproduction Efficiency and Health Traits in Dorper, White Dorper, and Tsigai Sheep Breeds under Temperate European Conditions. Asian-Australas J Anim Sci, 28(4), 599–603.

Richards, J. S., Sladek, M. A., & Lee, G. J. (2018). Cumulative reproductive performance effect on overall lifetime productivity in Merino sheep. Animal Production Science, 58(8), 1470.

Conington, J., Collins, J., & Dwyer, C. (2010). Selection for easier managed sheep. Animal Welfare, 19(SUPPL. 1), 83–92.

Dwyer, C., & Bornett, H. (2004). Chronic stress in sheep: assessment tools and their use in different management conditions. Animal Welfare, 13, 293–304.

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Expected impacts:

Country Turkey          
Partner TOGEN          
Topic REPRODUCTION          
Solution No/Name 10-Key Notes for health practices for a more productive flock          
Service provider/technicians+vet or farmers          
Benefit expected Increase productivity
-less abortion

Is the solution suitable for various production systems Y   dairy &meat
If no - for which system              
What are the asset costs <100 <100 100-500 500-1000 1000-10000 >10000
What are the maintenance costs   <50 50-100 100-500 500-1000 >1000
Any limits to its applicability    
Work Load
  Farmers Service provider/tech.-vet-others          
How much time is required to prepare and implement the solution 1 day - 1 week   <1 day 1 day - 1 week >=1week    
How many people is needed to implement the solution? 1 person            
How long it takes to get results? >=1week Immediate <1 day 1 day - 1 week >=1week  
How long it takes to see  an effect on sheep productivity? current production period current production period next production period >next production period    
  Farmers Service provider/technicians-vet-others          
What kind of equipment/tool are necessary?              
Skill/Knowledge-Training (farmer)
Does the solution need any specific skill/knowledge or training? No          
How much time will be required for training            
Wider Environment
Is there any particular regulation link to the solution? no          
Does the solution need any particular structure or organisation? no          
Publish Date
Country of origin