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Bywaters

  • Joined Apr 2016
Ketone monitor
« on: February 12, 2024, 11:50:03 am »
Looking for advice please

I'm going to purchase a ketone monitor

Any recommendations ? I'd like to be able to purchase the strips easily as well, so if there are any which use "generic" strips I'd be interested

Thanks in advance

shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: Ketone monitor
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2024, 03:28:26 pm »
I'm sure lots of members are asking why ?   I'm guessing twin lamb / ketosis  since its in the sheep section , if a sheep is already ill then you can smell pear drops on its breath

Bywaters

  • Joined Apr 2016
Re: Ketone monitor
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2024, 01:17:37 pm »
I want to catch before the illness stage if possible

We have one or two "old ladies" . Prevention is better than treatment

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Ketone monitor
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2024, 06:25:20 pm »
We’ve always got on well with energy buckets to prevent twin lamb. Either lifeline or rumenco maxx. Only really had twin lamb twice- once was when I was in bed with flu and the lifeline bucket ran out, the other was a quad bearing ewe who just needed careful nursing to lambing.

 

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