This fact sheet was developed by students enrolled in Purdue's ANSC 442 Sheep Management course in Spring 2003, as a semester project. These fact sheets provide useful information on various topics related to sheep. View the list of fact sheets.


Spider Lamb Syndrome

History and Background


Methods of Testing Spider lamb syndrome


Genetic Make-up



Spider lamb syndrome
Photo from the Pipestone Veterinary Supply web site (, courtesy of Dr. J.L. Goelz, DVM.

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Prepared By:

Tondra Frain

Deanna Dearth

Leah Scholz