Ensure that there is enough skilled labour at lambing so that problems can be identified and dealt with quickly.
Ensure lambing sheds are clean, well ventilated and drained.
Set aside “hospital” facilities and areas (indoors or outdoors) where sick lambs or aborted ewes can be isolated and dealt with in a biosecure manner.
Check that lambing equipment is clean and accessible. Lubricants, markers/tags, iodine, colostrums or colostrum replacers, thermometers, glucose and electrolyte solutions are all useful items to have in place before lambing.
Plan well ahead – a compacted lambing period will reduce risk of disease. Whilst tiring, a busy week or two is more efficient and effective that being tired for 6-12 weeks.