wet-drying

wet-drying

a husbandry practice of classifying ewes according to whether they have had a lamb in the current lambing season. Ewes that have a dry udder and no lambing stain by fetal fluids on the perineum are classified as dry-dry and did not lamb. Those with a lambing stain and milk in the udder are wet-wet and have lambed and it has sucked. Wet-dry ewes, with a lambing stain and some milk but the teats are dirty, have had a lamb but lost it.
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