Santa Inês ewe is mother of quadruplet lambs: a case report

The study aimed to describe a case of Santa Inês ewe having quadruplets. In April of 2013 on a farm in Santa Cruz da Conceição, São Paulo, a Santa Inês sheep that had calved 4 lambs was assisted. There were three females and one male, the females had brown coats, white and black, and the male had a black coat. Within 1 hour after birth all lambs were standing and suckled colostrum. The ewe did not reject any of the lambs.

sheep; ovulation rate; prolificacy; quadruplets


Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Escola de Veterinária Caixa Postal 567, 30123-970 Belo Horizonte MG - Brazil, Tel.: (55 31) 3409-2041, Tel.: (55 31) 3409-2042 - Belo Horizonte - MG - Brazil
E-mail: abmvz.artigo@abmvz.org.br