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the placenta and fetal membranes that are expelled from the uterus after the baby is born

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The Welsh Assembly Government says pregnantwomen should not help lamb or milk ewes, avoid contact with aborted or new-born lambs or with the afterbirth, avoid handling all clothing that has come into contact with lambing sheep and seek medical advice if they experience fever or influenza-like symptoms, or are concerned that they could have acquired infection froma farm environment.
It is a legal requirement that farmers must dispose of all afterbirths promptly and safely via an animal by-products approved route such as rendering, incineration or knacker yards.
They actually clean up the countryside, feeding upon dead meat, eating only stillborn lambs and afterbirths that would otherwise be left to rot.
In the interests of hygiene, farmers should dispose of all afterbirths promptly and safely in accordance with relevant legislation.
Yes, they'll take the odd lamb but they clean all the afterbirths up as well.