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Title: Lamb survival in Australian flocks: a review
Contributor(s): Hinch, Geoffrey  (author)orcid ; Brien, F (author)
Publication Date: 2014
DOI: 10.1071/AN13236
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/18789
Abstract: Lamb survival is known to be a key component of reproductive efficiency in sheep flocks. It has been the subject of a large number of studies over the decades and this review provides an update and insights into the latest understanding of the extent and variability of lamb losses across Australia. The pattern of causes of lamb losses, including dystocia, starvation/exposure, mismothering and predation, are examined. Likewise the importance of birthweight in contributing to such losses is discussed as are strategies for improving lamb survival. The strategies examined include improved ewe nutrition, shelter provision and selection for cold resistance and improved maternal behaviour.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Animal Production Science, 54(6), p. 656-666
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1836-0939
1836-5787
Field of Research (FOR): 070202 Animal Growth and Development
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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