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Practical Lambing and Lamb Care: A Veterinary Guide

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Each year, millions of lambs and tens of thousands of ewes die at lambing, but it is uneconomical to call a vet to each difficult lambing, and each sick lamb or ewe. This practical guide explains, in simple terms, how much of this loss could be prevented, by providing a basic understanding of the problems lambs and ewes can suffer, and the techniques used to prevent or alleviate them. Practical Lambing and Lamb Care, now in its second edition, is a comprehensive reference manual covering each step of the lambing ...
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Overview

Each year, millions of lambs and tens of thousands of ewes die at lambing, but it is uneconomical to call a vet to each difficult lambing, and each sick lamb or ewe. This practical guide explains, in simple terms, how much of this loss could be prevented, by providing a basic understanding of the problems lambs and ewes can suffer, and the techniques used to prevent or alleviate them. Practical Lambing and Lamb Care, now in its second edition, is a comprehensive reference manual covering each step of the lambing process and the techniques which may be needed at each stage, in the treatment and care of newborn lambs and ewes

Discusses lambing the ewe/abortion in ewes/ewe body condition scoring/vitamin supplementation/fostering/etc

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780582210042
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 5.69 (w) x 8.81 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to first edition
Preface to second edition
Acknowledgements
Ch. 1 The newborn lamb 1
Problems facing the 'perfect' lamb 1
Constraints on lamb viability 9
Ch. 2 Lambing the ewe 17
The normal lambing 17
Approach to assistance 18
Specific problems 23
Resuscitation of the newborn 29
After an assisted lambing 32
Ch. 3 Problems in lambs 33
Alphabetical list (description, symptoms, treatment and prevention) 33
Ch. 4 Problems in ewes 100
Alphabetical list (descriptions, symptoms, treatment and prevention) 101
Ch. 5 Abortion in ewes 113
Non-infectious abortion 113
Infectious abortion 115
Ch. 6 The prevention of problems 128
Prevention of problems in ewes 128
Prevention of problems in lambs 129
Assessment of losses 131
Ewe body condition scoring 136
Vaccination 139
Vitamin supplementation 143
Mineral supplementation 144
Ch. 7 Techniques for treating newborn lambs 151
Diagnosis of problems 151
Feeding the newborn lamb 155
Administration of drugs 161
Warming hypothermic lambs 170
Care of the weak lamb 172
Artificial rearing 176
Fostering 181
Castration 185
Navel dressing 188
Giving an enema 189
Ch. 8 Welfare at lambing 192
Welfare codes 192
Problems in lambs 197
Problems in ewes 197
Humane destruction 198
Shepherd welfare 198
Lambing equipment checklist 200
Further reading 202
Glossary 203
Index 207
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