Lambs of ewes with a high maternal behaviour score (MBS) located the udder in less time after birth than lambs of low MBS ewes. Rapid location of the udder increased immunoglobulin concentration in lamb plasma 24 hours after birth and may contribute to the improved lamb survival and growth (ewe productivity) associated with high MBS ewes.
Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Volume 53, , 155-158, 1993
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