The ketone body levels of ewes at oestrus have been shown to be significantly
lower than during anoestrus.
The ketone levels of wethers have been found to be significantly higher than that of
A positive relationship has been established between temperature drops of more
than l4°C, and ketone body levels.
A negative relationship has been established between temperature drops and
blood sugar levels.
The normal ketone body values of ewes and wethers together with their respective
standard deviations and ranges are presented.