The following list contains items that should be on-hand when ewes begin to lamb:
Feeding tube
Plastic sleeves and lubricant for pulling lambs
Frozen colostrum
Milk replacer
Warming box for chilled lambs
Rectal thermometer
Syringes and needles
Iodine solution
Injectable Vit. E/Selenium
Vaccines (enterotoxemia, tetanus)
Ear tags (or other identification supplies)
Docking and castration instruments
Disinfectant
Information above from "Prepare Now for Lambing Season" by Scott Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist,  Virginia Tech

ASSISTING THE EWE AT LAMBING
This Factsheet is one of a set of three concerning lamb survival: "Assisting the Ewe at Lambing", "Hypothermia in Newborn Lambs", and "Care of the Newborn Lamb". They should be read together.

AVOIDING LAMBING SEASON PROBLEMS
University of Minnesota/R. M. Jordan and H. E. Hanke  Animal Science

BREEDING & LAMBING CHART
Breeders' World (based on 145 days)

CARE OF EWES AND LAMBS AT LAMBING TIME
Helen A. Swartz, Ph.D./State Sheep, Goat & Small Livestock Specialist

CARE OF THE NEWBORN LAMB
Gestation Care, Lambing Facilities, Lambing Preparations, Lamb Processing Kit, Lambing, TINT Your Lambs and Fostering

COLOSTRUM REQUIRMENTS OF NEWBORN LAMBS
J. D. Bobb, D.V.M. International SheepLetter/PipeVet

ENSURE A HEALTHY LAMB CROP
Dr Simon Kenyon, School of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, Spring 1999

HAVE YOU PREPARED YOUR BARN FOR LAMBING?
Dr. Gary E. Ricketts

HOMEMADE ELECTROLYTE SOLUTION
You can make in a pinch

HYPOTHERMIA IN NEWBORN LAMBS
Introduction, Heat Production, Recognizing Hypothermia, Treatment & Colostrum
Note: You can place a new born that is cold in a tub of water, to heat them up, but if you decide to try this, try putting them in a large plastic garbage sack first, and hold it closed around the neck, (dont strangle them).

LAMBING  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Lambing, and the care of ewes and lambs by Ronald Florence, PhD

LAMBING FROM A to Z
So Your Ewe is Pregnant......Now What? Project done by: Amy Bergstedt, Lindsey Crosby, Sarah Shaffer Spring 2003

LAMBING MANAGEMENT TIPS
Steve Umberger, Animal & Poultry Sciences/Virginia Cooperative Extension

LAMBING TIME IS AROUND THE CORNER
Jeff Held, SDSU Extension Sheep Specialist

LAMBING TIME - EWES, LAMBS, AND YOU
Roger G. Haugen, Extension Sheep Specialist North Dakota State University

NEWBORN LAMB MANAGEMENT
Scott Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, Sheep, Virginia Tech

PICTURES OF A EWE LAMBING
From Letham Shank Farm

SHEEP GESTATION TABLE
145 Day Sheep Gestation Table/Treasure Valley Sheep Producers

SHEEP TAIL LENGTH
Dr. S. John Martin, BVM&S, MRCVS, OMAFRA Veternary Scientist, Sheep, Goat and Swine

STOMACH TUBING YOUNG LAMBS
Dr. Douglas Tweedie/Regional Veterinarian Animal Health Division/Bishop's Falls, NL

STOMACH TUBING A LAMB/WITH PICTURES
pipevet.com

SURVIVAL OF NEWBORN LAMBS
K.M. Dupchak, New Liskeard College of Agricultural Technology
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