Farm Animal Information - Lifestyle Blocks

We can help with practical jobs such as bolusing, foot trimming, drenching and vaccinating, or by giving advice on any medical, nutritional, husbandry or health issue. Also – Time flies, and in a complicated world it can be easy to overlook an important routine job. We can help by formulating an Animal Health Plan for your herd or flock, producing either a wall calendar or providing an electronic reminder system. Covering routine preventative health issues, it will mean your herd health is maximized by:
– Designing a worm drench program
– Setting times to check mineral balance
– Getting ready for mating
– Diarizing vaccinations and boosters
– Facial Eczema Prevention
– Tailoring a trace element program to your farm
The vast majority of scours in lambs is nutritional/osmotic rather than infectious and are generally easily fixed:
1. At the first sign of a mild scour with the lamb still bright and drinking
2. Increase the concentration of the milk replacer being fed by around 20-25%
3. Cut the water down but use the same amount of powder
4. Also reduce the volume fed for two or three feeds by 50ml
5. This will frequently stop the scour, but make sure the lamb has fresh water available and watch for constipation, this can happen quite easily. When the scour stops, transition back to normal volume and concentration.
6. If the above approach doesn’t work or the lamb is dull or inappetant, you will need to move onto the electrolyte therapy.
7. Please talk to your vet. When the milk is reintroduced, use the reduced volume/increased concentration approach as above.

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To Make Yoghurtised Milk
– Place 3L of warm water (40C) in a 9L bucket (ensure the bucket is twice the volume to your milk or you may have a mess to clean up)
– Add 1 kg of Anlamb powder and mix with a stick blender
– Add a 200ml Easiyo Satchet to the water and mix again
– Leave in the hot water cupboard to thicken (8-12hrs)The mix varies from a bubbly thickshake to crusty cream cheese sitting on top of a clear liquid, to thick commercial yoghurt
– Top up with cold water to the 8L mark on the bucket
– Remove 200ml of this liquid for use as the started for the next batch
– When it’s time to feed the lamb, whisk the mix well and decant what you need and feed cold
– Introduce the yoghurt with a gradual transition from warm to cold feeding
– You can change the bucket every so often for a clean one if you prefer
– You may need to occasionally ‘recharge’ the mixture with extra yoghurt if it gets too thin or seems to not be fermenting well.