FACTORS AFFECTING THE SURVIVAL OF NEWBORN LAMBS. PROCEEDINGS OF A SEMINAR HELD IN BRUSSELS ON JANUARY 22-23, 1985.
The problem of lamb mortality is important both from the viewpoint of animal welfare and economic loss. In Britain up to 4 million newborn lambs die each year. On the Continent of Europe, many of these factors will interact in producing effects of lamb viability. (i) Genetic and physiological factors - including thermoregulation; (ii) Environmental factors - including nutrition and disease resistance. Where systems are changing, perhaps with respect to sheep housing or different nutritional regimes, scientists have lessons to learn from research in other countries.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9744 EN (1985) FS, 198 P., BFR 600, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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