Managing and feeding the pregnant ewe

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Abstract

Issues with nutritional management in late pregnancy can have potentially harmful effects on ewe body condition, ewe survival, ewe health, perinatal lamb mortality and lamb growth rates. Use of ultrasound scanning to determine foetal number and body condition scoring are key practical tools that can used to feed pregnant ewes appropriately. Blood sampling for the assessment of nutritional status 3-4 weeks prior to the start of lambing can be used to rapidly identify problems, and correct them before the start to impact on flock profitability.
Original languageEnglish
JournalLivestock
Volume22
Issue number2
Early online date9 Mar 2017
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Mar 2017

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