Lambs, Mules' operation, Marking, Tail Docking Western Australia
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THE modified mules and tailstrip operation has been shown to be highly effective in reducing the incidence of crutch strike in sheep.
In Western Australia the operation is usually performed on ewe weaners or hoggets immediately after either crutching or shearing.
Lightfoot, R J. and McGarry, W. L.
"The effect of mulesing and tailstripping at lamb marking on subsequent lamb growth and incidence of fly strike,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 5
, Article 5.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol5/iss7/5