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What is twin lamb disease or ketosis, and how do I treat it?

These conditions are imbalances of glucose in the systems of sheep (twin lamb disease/pregnancy toxaemia) and cows (ketosis/acetonemia). Typically, they occur just before and/or shortly after calving/lambing time. Treating them involves the administration of propylene glycol, a precursor for glucose production, which is found in Chanatol. Treating orally with glucose will not work as it will be metabolised by the microbes in the rumen.

These conditions are imbalances of glucose in the systems of sheep (twin lamb disease/pregnancy toxaemia) and cows (ketosis/acetonemia). Typically, they occur just before and/or shortly after calving/lambing time. Treating them involves the administration of propylene glycol, a precursor for glucose production. Treating orally with glucose will not work as it will be metabolised by the microbes in the rumen.