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Lamb and kid care

Sometimes lambs and kids are raised with very little intervention. Other times, various management practices are performed. It depends on the farm and the need of the neonate. This page contains links pertaining to castrating, disbudding, docking, grafting, neonatal care, processing, tube feeding, and welfare.

Artificial rearing

Go to Lamb and Kid feeding page


All about castrating and urinary calculi - Cornell University
Castrating - GoatWisdom
[YouTube] Castrating a sheep
Castrating buck kids - Langston University
[PDF] Castrating calves and lambs - University of Arizona
Castrating lambs -
[PDF] Castrating large ram lambs - Pipestone Vet Clinic
Castration and tail docking - Wool Shed 1 blog
[PDF] Castration of sheep and goats - Ethiopia SGPIP
[PDF] Comparison of short-scrotum and wether lambs...
The EZE Bloodless castrator as an alternative
GoatWorld - Do I castrate or not? | How to castrate

Short-scrotum method
[PDF] A comparison of short-scrotum and wether lambs
[PDF] Acute castration and/or tailing distress and its alleviation
[PDF] The short scrotum method of castration: a review


Build a disbudding box - Kinne's Mini's
Build a kid holding box -
Disbudding - Cornell University
Disbudding - Kinne's Mini's
Disbudding, descenting, and dehorning goats - InfoVets
Disbudding goats - Black Mesa Ranch
[PDF] Disbudding kid goats - Texas A&M University
Disbudding kid goats: is it commercially applicable?
Disbudding of calves and kids - Lifestyle Block NZ
Disbudding the kids - Granny's Best blog
Disbudding young kids - Penn State Home Study Course
[SLIDE SHOW] Disbudding your goat kid - Cornell University
Disbudding photos and how we do it - Gerber Hill Farm
Horns, horn information and how to disbud kids - Fias Co Farm
Horns - Just Kiddin Mini Goats
The removal of horns on goats by disbudding - Patona Park
Why horns? - Int. Dairy Goat Registry


Docking and castrating - Sheep 201 by Susan Schoenian
[PDF] Docking, castrating, and disbudding | HTML by Susan Schoenian
Docking lambs - Lifestyle Block NZ
Sheep tail length - Ontario, Canada
Tail docking in sheep - Smallstock in Development
Two shakes of a lamb's tail: Sheep 101 by Susan Schoenian

Grafting (fostering)

[PDF] Fostering, docking, and castration - NADIS UK
[PDF] Grafting: a lamb saving management tool - University of Illinois
[PDF] Grafting or fostering new lambs - Icelandic Sheep Breeders
[PDF] Lamb coats - Navajo Sheep Project

Neonatal care

Baby care - GoatWisdom
Baby lamb care protocol - South Dakota State University
Care and feeding of newborns - Clear Creek Farms
Care of newborn lambs - Sheep 201 by Susan Schoenian
Kid care and management - Fias Co Farm
[PDF] Newborn kid care - Texas A&M University
Newborn lamb health - Ngahiwi Farms
Newborn lamb management - Virginia Tech | PDF
Saving premature kids - Kinne's Mini's
Weak and abandoned kids - Onion Creek Ranch


[PDF] Baby lamb processing - Pipestone Vet Clinic
[PDF] Baby lamb care and management - Virginia Tech lab notes
Baby lamb processing - Purdue University class project

Tube feeding

Difficult goat deliveries and tubing weak kids - Active Farming
How to tube feed a kid - Kinne's Mini's
[PDF] How to tube feed a kid goat - by Coni Ross
How to tube feed a kid goat - GoatWorld
How to tube feed a weak kid - Dairy Goat Journal
Stomach tubing sick goats - Onion Creek Ranch
[PDF] Stomach tubing young lambs - Newfoundland & Labr. Canada
[PDF] Tube a lamb, save a life - Utah State University
[PDF] Tube feeding neonatal small ruminants - Wash. St. Univ. recommended
[YouTube] Tube feeding a kid
[YouTube] Tube feeding a lamb - Farmercial
Tube feeding a weak or premature kid - Hoegger Goat Supply
Tube feeding lambs and kids by Susan Schoenian
Tube feeding weak kids -


[PDF] Analgesia for surgical husbandry practices ...
Tail docking and castration of lambs - University of Sydney
Pain prevention for lamb castration and tail docking
[PDF] Providing pain relief - Organic Farming
[PDF] ... the role of a topical anaesthesia
The Welfare of docking and castrating lambs by Susan Schoenian
[PDF] Welfare of neonatal lamb immediately after tail docking

Swallowing the tube
Some lambs and kids may need to fed with an esophageal
tube feeder.