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Published on Aug 7, 2013
The American Veterinary Medical Association recognizes that docking of lamb's tails is an effective method for decreasing sickness and death caused by fly strike. However specific guidelines should be followed to avoid jeopardizing lamb health and welfare. In this video, Dr. Joe Snyder (American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners) explains the proper techniques for lamb tail docking, what can be done to avoid complications resulting from improper docking, and alternative practices which can reduce or eliminate the need for docking.