Pregnancy Toxemia

What is pregnancy toxemia? The primary cause in sheep is low blood sugar. Other causes may be the result of nutritional deficiencies as well as psychological or environmental stress. The first signs may be sluggishness, anorexia, staggering gait, and nervousness. These symptoms of pregnancy disease are the result of a disturbance of carbohydrate metabolism, resulting in reduced blood glucose. This condition can be prevented by providing a readily digestible source of energy.  Thus, it is very important to provide a high quality source of sugar for your sheep, as well as quality vitamins and minerals in their day-to-day diet, especially during the last six weeks of pregnancy when demand for energy is at its highest.

Hudson Livestock Supplements (HLS™) offers an exceptional tub specifically for sheep, the HLS™ Sheep 16. This product, along with our entire catalog of products, uses pure cane sugar molasses providing your animals with the high quality energy they need. Not only will there be a sufficient amount of energy, the tub is also loaded with vitamins and minerals your sheep demands for great performance.