Are you prepared for your upcoming lambing or calving?
The focus of this meeting is practical lambing and calving, with a good blend of theory and practical experience delivered by two vets.
The meeting will start with a session on What stands between your pregnant ewe and a healthy lamb? This will cover:
- colostrum management including sourcing and storage
- condition scoring
- metabolic profiling
- disease risks
- neonatal management
Attendees will also have the opportunity to practice intraperitoneal (IP) injections in dead lambs and difficult deliveries with the aid of a lambing simulator.
A visit to Ballindalloch Home Farm will allow the group to see Susan Johnstone’s lambing set up for her pedigree Texel flock.
The meeting will end with SAC VIO Eilidh Corr, demonstrating a simple post-mortem of a lamb.
Although the practical session focuses on lambing, most of the content is transferable to calvings and other farmed livestock.
This meeting is suitable for all levels of lambing and calving experience from beginner to expert. All participants will leave this workshop with plenty of hints and tips for a successful lambing and calving.
As this meeting includes a farm visit please bring waterproofs and wellies suitable for disinfection.
If you are pregnant or think you may be, is advised you do not attend this meeting.
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