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The Care and Management of Hypothermic Lambs & Kid Goats

Clara Belle Hypothermic

Gosh it’s cold outside! I thought I’d shelve my internet hiatus to offer some potentially lifesaving advice to new and maybe not so new shepherds and goat keepers. Throughout much of North America, the record cold is interfering with the health and well-being of many early season neonatal lambs and goat kids. Lambs and goat…

How To Dock A Lamb’s Tail

Group of Lambs

All lambs born on this farm get their tails docked. There are many different ways to accomplish tail docking and it varies by location, culture and tradition. Tail docking (shortening of the tail) is usually done in the United States to protect sheep against blowfly strike. Sometimes when young lambs or adult sheep are on…