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Country: Turkey

Dairy or/and meat sheep: Meat

Source of information: Research, Vet Newsletters, Bulletin of Ministry of Agr.

Level of solution: Knowledge 

Aim: To improve external and internal environment for lamb health


  • Leaflet “What to do during delivery-after birth”
  • Booklet on simple hygiene preventions in indoor.
  • Simple hygiene precautions increase lamb health and resilience.
  • Different lamb production systems under extreme conditions (mismothering, etc)

Expected benefits: Increased lamb health after delivery and improved production

Prerequisites and/or limits:

  •  Farmers has to assist during and after delivery, that has a lot advantages but also time spending issue,
  • Climatic factors influence new born health, thus basic requirements have to be considered for harsh conditions
  • Farmers need to know the weak points of his flock and alternative physical modifications in the barn
  • Climate for extensive farmers in the alpine region is an extra handicap they have to cope.

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Expected impacts:

Benefit expected Increase productivity
less abortion
better labor organisation
less stress for the farmer
Is the solution suitable for various production systems Y Meat
If no – for which system  
What are the asset costs ?
What are the maintenance costs ?
Any limits to its applicability  
Work Load
  Farmers Service provider/tech.-vet-others
How much time is required to prepare and implement the solution 1 day – 1 week  
How many people is needed to implement the solution? 1 person  
How long it takes to get results? >=1week
How long it takes to see  an effect on sheep productivity? current production period
  Farmers Service provider/technicians-vet-others
What kind of equipment/tool are necessary? ?  
Skill/Knowledge-Training (farmer)
Does the solution need any specific skill/knowledge or training? yes
How much time will be required for training 1 day 
Wider Environment
Is there any particular regulation link to the solution? no
Does the solution need any particular structure or organisation? no


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