Saturday 23 March 2013

Intensive care again

You may remember that this time last year we brought a lamb back from the dead. It was hypothermic, immobile, wet and cold but an injection of 20% glucose solution into the peritoneal cavity before warming saved it. Last night it happened again after a day of biting cold only this time there were two frozen lambs.
the "Oban Times" isn't essential any quality newspaper will do

After last year's episode when the revived lamb skipped around my kitchen peeing on the floor I made an alternative lamb warmer. Its just a wooden box with an infra red lamp but it does just as good a job as the Rayburn. Glucose, then colostrum via a stomach tube and finally a drink of warm goat's milk brought them both round within a couple of hours and they were back with their mum in a windproof, dry shed.

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