Frequency and cost of human intervention at lambing: an interbreed comparison.

@article{Dwyer2005FrequencyAC,
  title={Frequency and cost of human intervention at lambing: an interbreed comparison.},
  author={Cathy Dwyer and Alistair Burnett Lawrence},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  year={2005},
  volume={157 4},
  pages={101-4}
}
The frequency of human intervention during lambing was assessed for 708 lambs and 162 ewes in up to four deliveries. In total, 21.8 per cent of the lambs born alive required some assistance at birth and 9.4 per cent were delivered manually. Assistance was required less frequently by twin lambs and ewe lambs, and Scottish blackface lambs required assistance… CONTINUE READING