Practical Lambing and Lamb Care: A Veterinary Guide, Third Edition

Practical Lambing and Lamb Care: A Veterinary Guide, Third Edition

Author(s): Andrew Eales, John Small

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405115469

Online ISBN: 9780470698853

DOI: 10.1002/9780470698853

About this Book

Millions of lambs and ewes die each year during the lambing season. The reasons behind this high level of perinatal mortality are not easily explained and problems that do arise may be difficult to predict.


This fully revised new edition of Practical Lambing and Lamb Care attempts to unravel this complex subject by providing practical guidance and information on all aspects of lambing and lamb care. It covers the major diseases and problems in lambs, from poisoning to foot and mouth disease, and includes chapters on the health of the ewe (including abortion issues), preventative methods, lambing techniques and also considers animal welfare issues.



  • A first aid manual for all sheep farmers and veterinary students, with essential information on improving lamb mortality and avoiding stress at lambing time



  • New material on zoonotic infections, handling and storage of drugs, flock health plans, and considerations for organic producers



  • Lots of colour photographs to aid in the diagnosis, treatment and management of disease

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