Lambing can be a challenging prospect whether it's your first or 31st season. This practical manual takes you through the period approaching, during and immediately after lambing. Advice is given on how to deal with a range of situations, including normal and malpresentations; the sick in-lamb ewe; abortion; pre- and post-lambing prolapses; the health of the newborn lamb; and problems and emergencies in the first few days.
Agnes Winter, BVSc, PhD, DSHP, MRCVS, is a lecturer at the University of Liverpool Veterinary School and is also a well-known sheep vet. She has received the George Hedley Award for outstanding services to the sheep industry. Cicely Hill has 25 years' sheep. keeping experience with flocks on a frequent larnbing system, lambing in batches throughout the year.