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Monitoring lamb survival - the debate

Starvation and exposure are commonly recognised as the main factors causing lamb losses. Preliminary research indicates that dystocia is in fact a major factor.

Deane Carson, Regional Manager Southland, says dystocia is commonly identified as a swollen head and neck, noting that what is often not seen is  bruising under the skin which can cause death - but is not easily identified by a external examination.

This article raises questions about the results and looks at where to from here.

Interested and want to know more then just open the PDF Monitoringlambsurvival.pdf