Using a dog to bond ewe with lamb

Tip and trick Romania

Some ewes after giving birth show low or no interest in their lambs. These ewes and their lamb(s) should be moved to a lambing box for 24-48 hours post lambing. Given that sheep are pray animals, the presence of a carnivore will alert the ewes and the instinct of bonding and protecting their offspring should set in. For this, the farmer could use a medium sized, unfamiliar and non-aggressive dog, which to be kept in the lambing shed, near the lambing boxes where the ewes with low mother instincts and their lambs are housed.

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