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Dodgy dental work damaging sheep

By Lucy Barbour

Monday, 09/01/2012


The Victorian Department of Primary Industries is getting reports that farmers are grinding their sheep's' teeth with angle grinders.

Tooth grinding is illegal and if caught, farmers could be fined around $14,000 and face up to one year in jail.

Sheep disease surveillance project leader with the DPI, Robert Suter says it isn't a good look for the industry.

"It was perceived to produce a production response," he said.

"In other words, these aged sheep with broken mouths as they're called, could actually eat grass and perform as a working sheep on a sheep farm for another year or two."

http://www.abc.net.au/rural/news/content/201201/s3404228.htm