FARMERS URGED TO LOOK FOR STARGAZING SHEEP

Local Land Service is asking North West farmers to look out for so-called ‘stargazing sheep’.

District vets are seeing an increasing number of livestock with P-E-M, a condition that affects the brain.

The disease is caused by Thiamine or B1 deficiency – and can occur when animals graze on brassica crops, Wild Turnip, Bracken, or Nardoo fern.

Beyond looking up – symptoms include blindness, aggression, seizures – and even death.

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