Texel Throat?


Mixed Farmer
Got a lovely, young Tup that has developed Texel throat. Never seen it before, but I gather it is genetic.

A real shame, as he threw some fine lambs this time.... :unsure:

He is really rasping today, and I really do not feel comfortable taking him to auction in the killers, as was suggested to Herself. I asked the Vet, and he said no paper was needed, but TS or RSPCA could get arsey...

Anything other than a bullet? I did try Metacam when it first showed up some time back, but had little effect, and not worth it now

Al R

Livestock Farmer
West Wales
I had 1 that was like that for 2 weeks, never seen it before and he’s totally homebred so very odd but he was ridiculously stocky!
Sold him last week with a load of culls although he hadn’t been weezy the last few days he was here 👍🏻


Mixed Farmer
I wouldn’t worry, just take him in the culls.
I was at a ram sale 18 months ago where a Beltex breeder had one wheezing so loud you could hear him across the market. He got progressively worse through the day and he was eventually persuaded to take him out to his trailer before the auction started.
He was there to sell for breeding.🤐

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...