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1

Why do you shear the ewe before lambing?

So the ewe will lamb in a warm area

2

Ewes that lamb can get a uterine prolapse

which is reduced and held in place using this method

Crutching

3

What is used to keep moisture low in lambing jugs?

Lime

4

What are the 2 things you do to the lamb immediately

after it is born?

Place DILUTE IODINE in the umbilical cord

and check lamb for sharp teeth- cut down if present

5

How do you treat a neonatal lamb for

hypothermia and hypoglycemia?

Intra-abdominal cavity injection of GLUCOSE

at LESS THAN 20%

6

Tail is docked in neonatal animals at the _______ vertebrae

2nd

7

This tool is used to castrate neonatal animals less than 3 days of age

Elastrator

8

Castration using an elastrator results in higher chances

of contracting ________

tetanus

9

Why are lambs tail-docked?

To prevent fly-strike!

10

What is Entropion?

A genetic condition in which a portion of the eyelid is inverted or folded inward. This can cause an eyelash or hair to irritate and scratch the surface of the cornea.

11

How is Entropion treated?

Place LIDOCAINE to balloon out the entropion.

Can use mineral oil or air.

Cut off extra eyelid with curved scissors.

12

What are the symptoms of a sick lamb?

Won't stretch after laying down

Hunched-over appearance