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Correcting a Lamb's Position During Birth

Veterinarian shows how to correct the position of a lamb during birth.

Dr. Dianne Hellwig, DVM, PhD, demonstrates how adjust a lamb that is not correctly positioned during birth and help the ewe complete the birth.

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this video was great to see, I have read books and seen seminars with pictures in a book or flyer. No where as good a demo as this. I have boer goats and never have had a problem quite like these. Had one come that was forehead first I had to push back slightly and find the front hooves that were right there, then had to pull with each contraction Doe got very tired. This video really shows it well. thankyou
Lisa, Fairfield, ME
Posted: 4/7/2012 5:55:57 PM
thank you for this video on birthing problems. I have dwarf goats and having just had to deliver 4 babies from a Dam because they were all back legs first. I have some experience (4 yrs of breeding) but I never had to go in and turn kids before. When I was in there I really had to visualize their positions and how to correct them. I was scared to death, but every time I feel more confidant about the next time around.....this video was very, very helpful!
Mary, Pinnacle, NC
Posted: 4/4/2012 5:55:07 PM
Wow, this was great. As a child I lost my pet lamb to birthing complications. My mother didn't know enough and my dad was not home. The Vet was elsewhere and by the time we got help it was too late. For years I wondered if we could have done better. Even though we never had complications again.

This was very clear and really helped me see what I may be up against when we start getting the sheep I want. Thanks for such a great assistance.

Diane, Sugarloaf, CA
Posted: 8/10/2011 4:51:32 AM
this was a very good video. I was able to see just what to do in the case of common birthing problems. It is nice to know what it looks like and what you are trying to do. when your arm is half way up a ewe, it is hard to visualize what you are trying to do.
Sheri, Shelbyville, KY
Posted: 7/31/2011 9:03:38 AM
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