Movie demonstrating the benefit of local anaesthetic treatment immediately after rubber ring castration of Suffolk cross Greyface lambs at less than a week of age

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The blue H marked lamb (standing at start) has been castrated with a rubber ring without the benefit of local anaesthetic treatment.  The lamb lying quietly in the corner, with slight extension of the hind leg (ventral 3 posture), received local anaesthetic treatment into each spermatic cord, immediately after the ring was applied  (Kent et al 1998). 

Blue H is showing restless behaviour (getting up and down frequently, including falling down), tail wagging, easing quarters, kicking and when lying has the hind legs fully extended (in a V4 posture).  The ewe is showing some concern at her lamb's behaviour.

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