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No. 24 (October 1958)
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Deaths of sheep after shearing may be due to infection of cuts or bruises with the blackleg germ. This disease can be prevented by vaccinating at least 3 weeks before shearing. Sheep which have been vaccinated previously may not require revaceination, and a veterinarian or Livestock Instructor of the Department of Agriculture should be consulted about the best procedure.