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lambing

parturition in the ewe.

batch lambing
arranging for ewes to lamb in groups preselected on the basis of their breeding date. Maximizes use of labor in intensive lambing management aimed at minimizing losses of lambs at lambing.
drift lambing
as ewes in a big flock lamb they are moved off into other groups so that management can be intensified with the residue.
extensive lambing
the ewes are left to lamb unattended on extensive range. There is the least possible harassment, suitable for the timid merinos usually maintained in these conditions, but no opportunity to assist a ewe in trouble, an uncommon occurrence in this kind of sheep.
lambing out
the act of supervising and caring for the ewes in a flock during parturition.
lambing paralysis
see maternal obstetric paralysis.
lambing rate
numbers of lambs born per hundred ewes mated.
lambing sickness
see milk fever.
lambing stain
a yellow-to-brown stain of the escutcheon and backs of the legs caused by placental fluids, an indication that the ewe has recently lambed. A valuable guide in the culling technique of wet-drying the ewes.
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I showed the farmer, who was new to lambing, what to do so she might have a go next time.
In fact it can be much less traumatic than a difficult lambing.
After a long day at the surgery I like to unwind by lambing my own sheep at home
SOME flocks will have finished lambing and some will be in the thick of it, but the vast majority have yet to start and so this month we will look at the preparation of equipment that should be taking place.
Time is never wasted in preparation and having basic equipment to hand may save lives when lambing starts.
The GLM procedure in SAS (2002) was used in order to determine the environmental factors such as type of lambing, number of lambings and season of lambing, all affecting TMY were estimated using the following equation:
Milk yield increases as number of lambings increase as mentioned by other researchers (Portolano et al.
It is important to be on hand for multiple-birth lambings because there is always some potential for a bad presentation.
We shear before lambing so the multiple lambs climbing all over the ewe doesn't spoil the wool.
The results show whether the flock has been exposed to EAE and/or toxoplasmosis, allowing an appropriate vaccination programme to be planned later in the year to prevent the two diseases causing similar losses at subsequent lambings.
SPRING definitely feels to be just around the corner and at Donaldson's Vets that means one thing - lambing time.
During the day, there is a steady procession of sheep brought to the surgery in the back of Land Rovers and pickups for help with lambing and the procession seems only to increase at night when our on-call vet deals with lambing emergencies as well as the usual year-round emergency cases in domestic pets and farm animals.