Hypothermia in lambs: causes, cures and prevention

This lambing season, Agridirect discusses the causes of hypothermia in lambs, and looks at preventions and cures.

It’s all lambs, lambs, lambs

In parts of the country this week, you won’t pass a mile of road without seeing fields of lambs. Newborns still wobbly on their legs; stronger ones risking their first playful skips; and some older lambs that were born in a shed in the depths of winter, now grazing with the wisdom of maturity.

Although this site is enough to make us pine for warmer days, the weather seems reluctant to acknowledge the arrival of spring. Wind still sweeps in from the Atlantic, bringing with it clouds heavy with rain. Last week, this fell as snow in parts of the country, especially on high ground.

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