[Jacob-list] lamb kit
Neal and Louise Grose
nlgrose at yadtel.net
Tue Apr 25 08:40:48 EDT 2006
Tom and Judy,
You hear some horror stories because that is the ones you hear. In the last
19 years of lambing and up to 60 ewes a year, I have delivered only 3 ewes.
One was a Jacob ewe that had a single with middle of the back presented to
the birth canal. One was a Finn ewe with pregnancy toxemia and quadruplets.
And one was a FinnX Lincoln ewe with quintuplets that tried to have two at
the same time. Won't fit.
The most important things you will need are a notebook to record births,
eartags to tag the lambs while you can still catch them, many people use a
digital camera to insure they can match up lamb with momma later, and a good
cup of coffee (or tea, Betty).
This doesn't mean that all will make it; but you can expect far more success
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom and Judy Riddolls" <grey_wethers_farm at hotmail.com>
To: <jacob-list at jacobsheep.com>
Sent: Monday, April 24, 2006 11:14 PM
Subject: [Jacob-list] lamb kit
> ok this may be a bit late as it seems i'm the only one still waiting...
> what shoudl we beginners have on hand for lambing. the lists today
> mention even more meds that people seem to have on hand, what woul be a
> "master list" of supplies we should stock to cover all possible (within
> reason) complications.
> I don't mean just drugs but home remedies as well.
> Also what percentage of births end up going wrong. I hear a lot of horror
> stories here. How many ewes do you have before you start to assume you
> will have some lambs that don't make it.
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