A sheep being syringed, Kiaran Farm, Southend, Kintyre

Maker
Peter MacKay
Production date
Circa 1900
Description
On a hillside covered in grass, heather and bracken, a bare-foot boy is holding down a sheep while the farmer syringes it. The sheep's hind legs are tied together. A sheepdog is lying behind the boy.
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Production date
Circa 1900
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Subject notes
Sheep were prone to a range of diseases such as liver fluke and other internal and external parasites. The inoculation was probably for braxy, louping-ill or lamb dysentery.
Accession number
P16651

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