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Author Topic: Tempting a ewe to eat  (Read 1003 times)

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Tempting a ewe to eat
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2021, 12:05:04 pm »
I’ve heard of it used in cows. For reference I used 4 big heaped tablespoons (must be caffeine, not decaf) mix to half a litre of warm coffee. It was strong  :roflanim:  but it got her guts moving. Then she had 2 litres of off feed drench which given how frothy it was when I mixed it, obviously had plenty of yeast and gut bacteria in.


She’s still not cleansed but has plenty of antibiotic cover.  :relief:


Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Tempting a ewe to eat
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2021, 02:41:20 pm »
I’ve heard of it used in cows. For reference I used 4 big heaped tablespoons (must be caffeine, not decaf) mix to half a litre of warm coffee. It was strong  :roflanim:  but it got her guts moving. Then she had 2 litres of off feed drench which given how frothy it was when I mixed it, obviously had plenty of yeast and gut bacteria in.


She’s still not cleansed but has plenty of antibiotic cover.  :relief:


Was this proper coffee or instant? And if proper, did you filter the grounds out?


What was the drench you got from the vet?

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Tempting a ewe to eat
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2021, 03:47:50 pm »
Instant Nescafé gold blend  :roflanim:  She had Selekt Off Feed drench, 100g to make a 2 litre feed. It’s mainly used in cows but obviously works in sheep too  :thinking:

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Tempting a ewe to eat
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2021, 04:49:16 pm »
Oh, I am using Selekt Glycerol drench for my goats (freshly kidded and off food) and have found it works really well. They do tend to lick it off the drenching gun after a day or so... and start eating again fairly soon.


I will put the note on the coffee in a safe place, I am lambing a couple of older ewes this year....

 

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