Lambing Barn Supplies

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy

Often I am asked to provide a list of what should be in the barn at lambing time so here is my list.

1. Lubricant

2. Source of water, mild disinfectant and a towel

3. Tetracycline boluses

4. Aqueous penicillin

5. Nuflor RX or Biomycin

6. Bander and elastrator bands

7. Oxytocin RX

8. S curved suture needle and 3/8th inch umbilical tape

9. Baby Lamb Strength

10. CDT toxoid

11. Tambra Ear Tags and Pliers

12. Temple Tags and Punch

13. Dexamethasone RX

14. Eye clips and applicator

15. Antibiotic of choice for scours, sulfa if over two weeks of age

16. NurseMate or frozen ewe or cow colostrum

17. Lamb saver and nipples

About Ask-a-Vet Sheep

Veterinary services, procedures, biologicals, and drugs mentioned in this publication represent the personal opinions and clinical observations of the contributing author. They are in no way intended to be interpreted as recommendations without the consent of the producer’s own practicing Veterinarian. We strongly urge that producers establish a patient-client-veterinarian relationship that allows extra-label use when there are no drugs approved for treatment or if approved drugs are not effective. This procedure allows veterinarians to go beyond label directions when “prudent use” is necessary. The limited availability of drugs and biologics in this country is a major factor in restricting the growth of the sheep industry and allowing producers to compete in the world market place.
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