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.


Lambing from A to Z

So your Ewe is pregnant ... Now what?

The Normal Birth Process

When does the ewe need assistance?

What steps do I need to take?

Causes of Dystocia (a difficult birth)


For more information visit these websites:

Diagrams provided by Utah State University: http://extension.usu.edu/publica/agpubs/ah/sheep11.pdf

Lambing: What to do afterwards

Clean up    

Navel Disinfecting

Tail Docking

Castration

Record Keeping     

Project done by: Amy Bergstedt, Lindsey Crosby, Sarah Shaffer Spring 2003

References:

"Goat Wisdom"
http://www.goatwisdom.com/ch1baby_care/navel_ill.html

"Care of the Newborn lamb"
http://ag.ansc.purdue.edu/sheep/ansc442/Semprojs/newborn/LambCare.htm

"Newborn lambing management" Virginia Cooperative Extension
http://www.ext.vt.edu/news/periodicals/livestock/aps-01_01/aps-0309.html

Management Guidelines for the efficient sheep production.
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