Sheep and Pigs, and Other Live Stock, a Complete Guide

Sheep and Pigs, and Other Live Stock, a Complete Guide

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...supply of milk, which although, as stated before, is necessary in a certain measure or degree, may with greater safety be urged on five or six days after the event. As a rule, Nature does not require to be assisted, but sometimes labour will be difficult, when the services of an experienced shep herd will need to be called into requisition; and when yeaning has been long in its duration, and the ewe has become exhausted, warm gruel should be given to it, and it should be kept separate in quiet quarters away from the rest of the flock, until it has recovered. 54. MANAGEMENT OF LAMBS.--Sometimes the lambs when dropped will appear to be in an almost lifeless condition, and a good deal of attention is necessary to restore them to animation, and a hut with a chimney in it, with a fire, and convenience for warming milk, is found to be very handy at ycaning-timc for the shepherd to make use of; lambs that to all appearance were dead having been brought round by being laid for a few hours in a warm basket, placed near a fire; and a little warm milk poured occasionally down their throats. Although it is very rarely the case, the ewe sometimes deserts her lamb, or dies in giving birth to it; when it becomes necessary to put it to a ewe that has lost her own, or bring it up by hand on cow's milk. When the tup lambs have acquired sufficient strength, which will be generally when about eight or ten days old, those not intended to be kept as rams should be castrated. The weather should be dry and mild for this operation, and towards evening is considered the best time for it to be done. When it is-customary to cut the tails of lambs, they should be docked about this time, but some flockmasters whose sheep are placed in exposed situations refrain from...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236929535
  • 9781236929532