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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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.