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Practical Lambing

Young lambTrainees will learn about the importance of preparation for lambing time, including discussion of pros and cons of housing for lambing, nutrition, body condition scoring and what equipment is necessary. 

Learning outcomes:

  • Adequately prepare themselves and their flock for lambing time.
  • Understand the importance of good nutritional management to a successful lambing season.
  • Understand the importance of prevention of clostridial diseases using vaccination.
  • Understand the normal parturition process
  • Know when it is appropriate to intervene in parturition and when to get veterinary advice.
  • Recognise the common peri-natal problems in sheep and lambs and know the appropriate treatments for each condition.
  • Describe the preventative strategies for each of the common peri-natal conditions.
  • Describe the common causes of ovine abortion.
  • Describe the methods for investigating and reducing the incidence of abortion.

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Why not take a look at some of our useful YouTube videos (more available on the Farmers Weekly YouTube channel) which cover areas such as lambing problems and hypothermia.