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Posted: Tuesday 22 March, 2011

by Rosemary at 8:19pm in Sheep Comments closed

My chum Carol had a bad lambing yesterday - nine hours and vet intervention - fortunately, the ewe and her twins seem to be OK. I read this on Facebook last night and woke at 4am this morning fretting about a) not bringing the ewes in last night and b) not having sorted my lambing box.

Needless to say, both are done tonight except calcium and some plastic cups for navel dipping, which I'll pick up tomorrow. Jinx is starting to show a bit of udder; Lyra I can't get near, so I'm not hassling her. Sam and I bedded the three individual pens tonight - Sam tried them all and said they were nice and warm and comfy, so that's good.

Popped into the vets in Dundee this afternoon - thought it would be good to find out where it is in peacetime, rather than in an emergency, so got some antibiotic spray and a bottle of flukicide to do each ewe as she goes out after lambing. I think that's the list complete.

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