Young lambs are very attractive creatures, but they are also very fragile, and failure to raise them properly in the early stages can affect their later development.
How to keep the newborn lambs well?
1. Hygiene and cleaning
Hygiene has a great impact on the growth of lambs.
The physiological functions of lambs at birth are not yet perfect, and the immune system is not perfect, so they very easy to get sick.
In the early stage, we should pay great attention to the hygiene of the umbilical cord of lambs, as many lambs are infected in the early stage because of the umbilical cord.
It is also important to clean up the sheep barn, as the lambs depend on the ewes, and if the ewes are dirty.
It is easy for diseases to be transmitted to the lambs.
2. Ensuring breast milk
Colostrum is the most important source of nutrition for lambs in the early stage, especially the colostrum secreted during the first few days of life.
The nutritional quality and micronutrients in colostrum are very important, and allowing lambs to consume it as early as possible can effectively ensure the health and growth of lambs.
At this time, in addition to ensuring that the ewe's milk is sufficient, it is also important to ensure the quality of the milk produced by the ewe by feeding the ewe more quality food to ensure the high quality of the milk produced.
Feeding time should be as balanced as possible so that the lambs' digestion and absorption will be effectively ensured.
3. Feeding options
Forage is the main food for lambs in the later stage of growth.
It is important to choose the feeding time of forage because if it is too early, the lambs will be malabsorbed.
And if it is too late, it will lead to an insufficient nutrition supply.
It is better to feed cooked food at the beginning, which is good for lambs' absorption, and feed a few young leaves properly, and increase slowly with the date.
4. Disease Prevention
It is very important to prevent diseases in their early stage.
If disease prevention is not done properly in the early stage, the chance of disease will be very high in the later stage, and all kinds of vaccines should be given to the lambs in time.
5. Low temperatures will reduce the immunity of lambs, which is not good for their health.
If conditions allow, it is better to let the lambs out of the pen and let them have early access to sunlight, which can effectively improve their health.
Too delicate management can reduce the quality of the sheep bred or raise later in the season.
In the case of safeguarding the health of the lambs, you can try to let the lambs adapt more to the growing environment and let them grow up healthy.