Monitoring of the Nutritional Management of Pregnant Ewes


Summary written Neil Sargison BA Vet MB, DSHP, FRCVS
Taken from Moredun Foundation Newsheet Volume 4 No. 17



  • Correct nutritional management is important to ensure that conceived embryos survive through to birth and to enure that ewes are in optimal body condition for lambing
  • Correct Nutritional management will also help the farmer avoid ewe and lamb losses as a result of metabolic and nutritional diseases and will help ensure that there is satisfactory milk production and lamb growth rates to weaning.
  • Good nutritional management increases the lambing percentage, decreases ewe mortality rates, increases lamb survival, increases lamb growth rates and decreases flock replacement rates



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