Lamb mortality, birthweight, and nutrition in late pregnancy

@inproceedings{Scales1986LambMB,
  title={Lamb mortality, birthweight, and nutrition in late pregnancy},
  author={Glyn H. Scales and Richard N. Burton and Robert A. Moss},
  year={1986}
}
Abstract Mortality data on 5163 Romney × Suffolk lambs were collected at Winchmore Irrigation Research Station from 1976 to 1981. Mortality from birth to tailing (25 days) for single, twin, and triplet births was 14.1, 14.7, and 33.0% with mean birth weights of 5.2, 4.1, and 3.3 kg respectively. Ninety-four percent of all deaths occurred within 72 h of birth. Dystocia accounted for 50.4% of all single deaths and starvation/exposure for 45.0% of all multiple deaths. The proportion of ewes… CONTINUE READING

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