lamb stress, reduction, new-born lambs
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
More than 80 percent of lamb death occurs in the first 2 to 3 days of age. Generally, starvation, hypothermia (lowered body core temperature), and scours account for these baby lamb losses. It’s essential for a newborn lamb to consume adequate colostrum -- 2 to 3 ounces per pound of body weight -- during its first 24 hours of life. Ewe colostrum is preferred, yet cow and goat colostrum can be substituted. Colostrum provides energy, protein, minerals, vitamins, water, and important antibody properties.
Helf, Jeff and Miskimins, Dale, "Reducing New-Born Lamb Stress" (2000). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 52.