Newborn lambs – the right care

Care of the newborn lamb and lambs, description, photos

Care of the newborn lamb and lambs, description, photos

A newborn lamb needs to be properly cared for just like any other small animal.

As soon as a lamb to the light, he should clean the tip of the plaque, are allowed to lick the female newborn sheep, performing this ritual, getting used to the baby, and mucus, getting into the mother’s body, helps to speed up the separation of the placenta. Lamb then wipe dry, remove the umbilical cord with scissors, which are thoroughly disinfected, at a distance of 8 – 10 cm from the stomach, and was hot iodine. After approximately 1 – 2 hour separated placenta, along with her litter buried in the ground. If after 2 hours the placenta is not moved, you should contact your veterinarian for help. After birth, the female need to drink warm water, but not before held one hour and then every two hours, watered with 1 – 1.5 liters of water. After 15 – 20 minutes after the birth of a lamb is trying to seek the udder of the female. The first 15 days, the lambs are fed only milk the sheep, and then include in a diet of hay and feed. From 2 – 3 weeks is allowed to walk the lamb for no longer than half an hour, fresh air improves growth and enhances immunity lamb.

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