Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Why did your lamb (or kid) die?

image from NSW Department of Primary IndustriesThe New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (in Australia) has an online publication entitled "Lamb autopsy: notes on a procedure for determining cause of death."

The 25-page publication outlines procedures for performing autopsies to determine cause of perinatal lamb deaths. It discusses the equipment needed for autopsy, procedures to follow, and the characteristics of many common reasons for lamb death.

The document contains graphic images of animals that have been attacked by predators and pictures of animal autopsies. These images may cause distress to some people.

Download publication in PDF format (664 k)

Other sheep and goat publications from NSW.