Getting Prepared for Lambing 3,2,1....


The middle of winter is a time for preparation for shepherds. We spend time carefully considering last year's highs and lows and then try to plan as best we can for the upcoming year. One of the most carefully stocked and planned items for us is the Lambing Kit. Making sure that it has an answer to most of the issues shepherds commonly deal with and even some rare ones is very reassuring. This kit has been my right hand when I've been out at night by myself. Below is a what we are running in our kit this year.


Wipes

​Birthing Bag

Bag Balm

Banamine

Hibiclens

1 bag cord cups

Karo Syrup

Biomycin

Gloves

1 bag syringe/needle

Pepto Bismo

Vetricyn

Personal Lubricant

1 suture kit

Tube feeder

Probiotic Gel

Calcium drench and gel

2 cord kits - 1 clamp 2 scissors

Nipples and bottles

Wormers incl Copper bolus

CMPK

1 bulb

Multi-feeder

Selenium

Nutridrench

Molasses

prolapse harness

Lamb paste

iodine

Thermometer

Human drink

Electrolytes

bulb syringe

Alcohol

flashlight

Colostrum

scissors

vet wrap

lamb coats/collars

polysporin

towels

cardboard tube

weigh bag & scale

Syringe 3ml/6ml

50% dextrose

trash bags

dosing syringe

Needles 18G/22G

There are some who are more interested in allowing their charges to birth with little to no interference. As you can probably tell from this list, that is not the ideology that this shepherd follows. I don't believe that mistakes I may have made in feeding ratios, pasture management or breeding decisions should be blamed on my flock. I have stepped in, so I will fight right along side my flock.


And then everyone wins....

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