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Normal Labor and Delivery of a Lamb

A picture documentary of the birth of a lamb (normal presentation)

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    Signs of impending labor/early labor

    Udder fills and the vulva gets pink and swollen
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    Raised tail
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    Lots of stretching
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    Sunken sides
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    Labor

    When the ewe starts pushing, she will brace herself with her rear legs
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    The first water bag is usually filled with light colored fluid
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    The following bag or bags are filled with a darker fluid
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    The toes start showing
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    Two toes and a nose = proper presentation
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    Here she is!
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    Sometime after the lambs are born, the ewe will pass the placenta
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    The ewe will often eat the placenta. It is a good source of energy for her.
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    A healthy, happy lamb!
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