In relation to sheep measles, store lambs fall into two categories:
- Infected lambs (prior to purchase)
- Exposure to infected pasture is unlikely to result in more infection, as they will have developed a level of immunity.
- Sheep do not infect other sheep so apart from being eaten by dogs, they pose no risk to other stock
- Susceptible lambs
- Lambs from a “clean” environment will have little or no immunity to infection, should they be exposed to infected pasture they may develop a high level of infection