The North Tawton practice will host North Park Vet’s popular lambing day course on Tuesday 6th February 2024. This course is intended to go through the base knowledge needed for a successful lambing season and help develop practical skills for delivering lambs and keeping them healthy.
The day begins at 10.30am and there will be a talk covering:
- pregnant ewe health
- caring for neonatal lambs and tips for overcoming their common ailments e.g. hypoglycaemia, watery mouth, entropion, joint ill etc.
- how a normal, healthy lambing should happen and what could go wrong
- how to assist a lambing ewe and when to call a vet
- useful equipment to have at hand
- biosecurity general rules
After refreshments, we will have a practical session in the afternoon where there will be dead lambs used to teach husbandry techniques like tubing and injecting, as well as a lambing simulator (a ewe’s pelvis and mock uterus) to practice roping and delivering lambs. Vets will be available to answer specific questions throughout the day.