Lamb, the young of a sheep ; which, if a male, is during the first year, called a wedder, or wether-hog; and if a female, a sheave.

The most proper time for ewes to lamb, is from the latter end of April to the beginning of June ; and, in the course of 16 or 18 weeks, the young animals may be taken from their dams : they are, however, very tender, and required . the greatest attention, especially during snowy weather, when they not unfrequently perish from want of fresh grass, and their aversion to eat hay. In order to remedy this inconvenience, it has been recommended to turn a few old sheep that are generally fond of hay, among the lambs, which will thus be speedily induced to follow their example.

Lambs are subject to few disorders :- when they are sick, the drinking of mare's or goat's milk, diluted with warm water, will greatly tend to preserve them from taking cold ; and as many, when yeaned, are apparently dead, it is advisable to blow into the mouth and nostrils ; by which simple method numbers have been immediately restored.

The most fatal distemper, however, with which lambs are affected, is the blood or red-water. The disordered animals are, in general, seized with lameness, and a slight swelling of the joints, but which is attended with a violent inflammation, that spreads over the whole body, and, if neglected, proves fatal in the course of 24 hours.

The red water is occasioned by too great a quantity of undigested rood remaining on the stomach. As soon, therefore, as the lambs are attacked, the best method hitherto known is, to take them from grass, bleed them, and administer an emollient clyster, which is to be repeated, in case no evacuation take place in a short time. Two or three grains of tartar emetic, or as many ounces of sweet-oil, are now to be given, and the bleeding repeated, if the animals do not appear to recover. This treatment is to be continued for the space of four or five days, during which the diseased creatures should be fed with milk.

Lamb forms a considerable article of food : being light and wholesome, it is wed calculated for weak and delicate stomachs, though less nourishing than mutton. House-Iamb, which is thus denominated from the animals being fed and fattened within doors, is neither so wholesome nor so nutritive as the natural meat. Its flesh is devoid of taste, and eaten only by epicures ; who, regardless of the dictates of reason, and the rules of temperance, attend only to the gratification of their sensual appetites.