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Author Topic: Assisted lambing experience - what to do differently next time?  (Read 4370 times)

Marches Farmer

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Herefordshire
Re: Assisted lambing experience - what to do differently next time?
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2015, 01:29:09 pm »
I generally check out a ewe that's been seriously pushing for 20 minutes, or if I can see only one foot.  If you go in early enough the head will often still be far enough back to make it easy to just push the lamb back a little, enough to feel across the chest and find the foot that's folded back, cup it in your palm and gently draw it forward.  Once all's in place I generally leave the ewe to do the last few contractions, unless I can see she's getting very tired.
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