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Pedwardine

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • South Lincolnshire
intraperitoneal injection
« on: May 29, 2013, 03:19:46 pm »
Just done my first ever glucose injection. Scarey stuff as the tiniest lamb I have ever seen and that made me worry about the positioning of the needle proportion-wise. A friend's Shetland, Willow, lambed this morning (unknown exact time) to two incredibly small lambs (she thought there were black baby bunnies on the field!). Ewe lamb is small but standing and with a full tummy. Ram lamb shakey and very weak. Brought all back to ours where thankfully all the heat lamps were still hanging and the pen panels were still around in the barn from our lambing and set up a pen with a hottie bottie under the lambs as well as heat lamp over. Took temp which was 34.5-VERY low so took the decision to give it a go or lose the wee man. His head is up now and he's making more noise which is making mum more interested in him. So hope he makes it  :fc:
Willow's 'mum' finishes work at 5:30 and I want good news to give her.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
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Re: intraperitoneal injection
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2013, 03:27:12 pm »
Oh well done  :thumbsup:   I've been shown how to do it but have always hoped I never actually have to  ;D
 :fc:  for the wee lamb  :sheep:
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Foobar

  • Joined Mar 2012
  • South Wales
Re: intraperitoneal injection
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2013, 03:53:46 pm »
 :fc:  and well done for attempting it!
If it works then we'll need a photo of the wee family, naturally :).

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
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Re: intraperitoneal injection
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2013, 03:57:24 pm »
Well done!  I've never done it, and wish I had, as once it's done once it'll be less scarey to contemplate!  I even got a veterinary nurse to come do lambing practise with me, but gdang it, nothing needed an I/p this year. ::)
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jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: intraperitoneal injection
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2013, 04:36:46 pm »
Well done, good for you for giving it a go, and him a chance  :thumbsup:

Pedwardine

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • South Lincolnshire
Re: intraperitoneal injection
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2013, 04:51:28 pm »
I'll do a photie when it ain't dull and rainy. What a girl for choosing a horrible wet day to push out her midget lambs! Willow isn't bonding well with poorly boy but is with the girl so in the hope I'm doing the right thing I'm feeding the girl to keep her full and quiet which, so far, is making Willow pay more attention to his cries rather than pushing him away. Also pinning Willow to get him suckling from her rather than bottle. They're essentially both getting bottle colostrum and mum's stuff. Quite exciting to be attending to lamby stuff again. Ours finished a few weeks ago.  ;D

lachlanandmarcus

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: intraperitoneal injection
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2013, 05:06:07 pm »
It sounds as though you are doing a great job, and may well be responsible for saving the wee ones life :-))) I too have been shown how to do the jab and where, but dread the day I have to actually do it.

Pedwardine

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • South Lincolnshire
Re: intraperitoneal injection
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2013, 05:13:38 pm »
I was relieved that he did his involuntary wee as Mr Tyne's splendid book explains would happen.

Dogwalker

  • Joined Nov 2011
Re: intraperitoneal injection
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2013, 06:22:39 pm »
I've done it with goat kids and a crow pecked lamb.
Unfortunately the lamb didn't survive. perked up for 24 hours but then rapidly deteriorated. probably pneumonia.
Might be a good idea to give the little chap an antibiotic jab in case. :fc:

Pedwardine

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • South Lincolnshire
Re: intraperitoneal injection
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2013, 10:26:03 pm »
Thanks Dogwalker. That may not be a bad idea as he was exposed to the elements for some time. He's struggling bless him and I'm fighting for his mum's acceptance of him. She is letting him suckle now without stomping her leg down and barring the way so that's progress. He's a bit of a crooked, wobbly wee soul but he's trying very, very hard. Had a ram lamb of my own much the same this year who's survived to be a smashing, vigorous boy so there's always hope.

Brucklay

  • Joined Apr 2010
  • Perthshire
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Re: intraperitoneal injection
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2013, 10:12:37 am »
Oh poor wee sole - keep up the good work and  :fc:  for the wee man
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Pedwardine

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • South Lincolnshire
Re: intraperitoneal injection
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2013, 10:15:52 am »
He's taken a downturn this morning. Won't suckle now  :(  Think he may be fading and mum definately isn't interested.

bizzielizzie66

  • Joined Apr 2013
  • Kent
Re: intraperitoneal injection
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2013, 11:37:17 am »
Oh I'm so sorry - how heart-breaking after your brave efforts!  Keeping everything crossed   :fc:
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Pedwardine

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • South Lincolnshire
Re: intraperitoneal injection
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2013, 12:30:03 pm »
He's gone bless him  :'(  It was all worth a try.

bizzielizzie66

  • Joined Apr 2013
  • Kent
Re: intraperitoneal injection
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2013, 01:48:26 pm »
 :hug:   You tried your very best  :hug:
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