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  • Trainees will learn about the importance of preparation for lambing time, including discussion of pros and cons of housing for lambing, nutrition, body condition scoring and what equipment is necessary.
  • Adequately prepare themselves and their flock for lambing time.
  • Understand the importance of good nutritional management to a successful lambing season.
  • Understand the importance of prevention of clostridial diseases using vaccination.
  • Understand the normal parturition process.
  • Know when it is appropriate to intervene in parturition and when to get veterinary advice.
  • Recognise the common peri-natal problems in sheep and lambs and know the appropriate treatments for each condition.
  • Describe the preventative strategies for each of the common peri-natal conditions.
  • Describe the common causes of ovine abortion.
  • Describe the methods for investigating and reducing the incidence of abortion.
FarmSkills Sheep - Lambing

Delivery method

Classroom

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in lambing.

What will be covered?

  • Trainees will learn about the importance of preparation for lambing time, including discussion of pros and cons of housing for lambing, nutrition, body condition scoring and what equipment is necessary.
  • Adequately prepare themselves and their flock for lambing time.
  • Understand the importance of good nutritional management to a successful lambing season.
  • Understand the importance of prevention of clostridial diseases using vaccination.
  • Understand the normal parturition process.
  • Know when it is appropriate to intervene in parturition and when to get veterinary advice.
  • Recognise the common peri-natal problems in sheep and lambs and know the appropriate treatments for each condition.
  • Describe the preventative strategies for each of the common peri-natal conditions.
  • Describe the common causes of ovine abortion.
  • Describe the methods for investigating and reducing the incidence of abortion.

Other areas of interest

  • FarmSkills foot trimming
  • FarmSkills DIY AI
  • FarmSkills Mastering Medicines
  • Farmskills Calf Rearing
  • FarmSkill Lameness.
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