Using salt for ewe-lamb bonding

Tip and trick Romania

Some ewes after giving birth show low or no interest in their lambs, this is being noticed especially in unexperienced primiparous ewes. The ewe-lamb bond is being established critically during the first hours post lambing, and its being done by the ewe who starts to lick the lamb. If the ewe doesn’t show interest in the lamb(s), using salt (even table salt) on the body of the lamb will get the interest of the ewe, as she starts to lick the salt covering the lamb, in this way the dam-lamb bond in unexperienced primiparous and those ewes with low maternal instincts is being encouraged.

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