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Precision solutions to animal health & welfare: episode 3 – Sheep genetics, behaviours and painful procedures

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Welcome along to our animal health & welfare series of eight podcasts episodes.  Each episode will look at the latest research around animal health & welfare, with the aim of providing you an insight into the latest strategies which are being both developed & implemented.

In this episode Tiffany Mactaggart is joined by Dr Joanne Conington and Professor Cathy Dwyer to discuss genetics and lambing time.

Joanne discusses the latest findings in genetics looking at genomes which improve the accuracy of identifying offspring traits. Cathy considers lambing time and the ewes ability to rear triplets and ewe lambs ability to lamb at a year old.  Before discussing painful procedures and the alternatives to castration.

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