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Normal Labor and Delivery of a Lamb

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Normal Labor and Delivery of a Lamb - A picture documentary of the birth of a lamb (normal presentation)

The Birth of a Lamb

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

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How long can they have a bag hanging before the baby comes I have one sheep now doing it all the other ones had there baby's with no problem but I'm scraed with this one
 

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Usually the bag is out and broken within 30-60 minutes. Any doubt and it is best to gently examine the ewe to check all is well.

I have had sheep who break the bag and then go on for a couple of hours before the lamb comes down,but this is unusual and examination to check all is well is necessary.
 

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Usually the bag is out and broken within 30-60 minutes. Any doubt and it is best to gently examine the ewe to check all is well.

I have had sheep who break the bag and then go on for a couple of hours before the lamb comes down,but this is unusual and examination to check all is well is necessary.
It's been about 12 hours now no baby we check early got two feet and touch a head
 

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I just check on her and nothing but she is laying and beathing I don't have the money for a vet to come what can I do some plz help me I love mine anmails but I lost my job
 

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Pena - can you find someone near you who has sheep and is experienced to come help? Ask around if you don't know anyone. What area are you in?
 

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Either way, it needs to be delivered. If you don't know how to help her, you will need to have a vet come in or you may lose your ewe.
 

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Most vets will accept a small payment and let you pay on time...I'd ask your vet for that option...how is it going????
 

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Most vets will accept a small payment and let you pay on time...I'd ask your vet for that option...how is it going????
 

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