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we found that if they wernt done straight away the lamb would die in utero and the ewe would go septic - the smell when they died was horendous :puker

Might have more luck putting the Ewe down and cutting the lamb out.

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Post Re: getting ready to lamb
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we found that if they wernt done straight away the lamb would die in utero and the ewe would go septic - the smell when they died was horendous :puker

Might have more luck putting the Ewe down and cutting the lamb out.


Yes, I think that would probably be the kindest thing to do at this stage :(

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in the local farmers' paper it is recommended that any ewe that has difficulty giving birth or dry udders should be culled from the breeding herd so as to maintain a strong genetic line for problem free lambing.

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Yep..

All the ones we have had problems with have their days numbered..

One old farm hand I was talking to recently was telling me one place he worked had very few problems lambing as for a few generations they culled all the ewes that had problems and their lambs as well to end the bad "blood" line.

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It is a good point. In my friend's case, the ewe is old and hasn't had problems in the past, so I think it's fair to say that her easy-birthing genes are good, her body is just worn out now.

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That is good the ewe has been good bummer its a problem now like you said worn out :(

Interstingly one of the Vets we were talking to about it was saying there is a huge occurence of it this year. possibly due to the wet winter and lots of feed been available so the lambs are bigger.

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