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Author Topic: Drenching whilst chewing the cud  (Read 938 times)


  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Drenching whilst chewing the cud
« on: October 20, 2019, 05:35:35 pm »

I've found a problem with having tame sheep. The moment I pen them up to do anything with them, instead of being stressed out, ours start thinking "hmmmm, this is boring. I know, I'll start cudding".

So, whilst it's a bit messy, it's far from disasterous. However, if I drench into a mouthful of cud, will it still go to where it needs to, do you think?
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  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: Drenching whilst chewing the cud
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2019, 08:32:42 pm »
Yes, if you use a dosing gun then then liquid goes directly down the gullet , if using a syringe then some will go direct and some will mix with the cud and be swallowed later


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