The practice

The reason of the practice

  • Mulesing is a protection against flystrike
  • Lucilia cuprina is the fly responsible for the flystrike
  • The other advantages of the Mules operation

A little bit of history

  • The apparition of the problem
  • The development of the technique
  • Increased public concern leads to a plan phase-out for 2010
  • Current farmers opinion on mulesing

The surgical operation

The consequences for the lamb welfare

  • Short and middle-term consequences
  • The use of anesthetics and analgesics
  • Long-term consequences



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *