Alright team, all those getting your wee orphan lambs to bottle raise as of now, this is for you.
Abomasal bloat kills up to 30% of bottle-fed lambs before weaning, and this year we are working hard to try and get the number as close to zero as possible!
The cause has been poorly understood for some time, but we are learning more.
Here’s what we know:
Lamb with bloat
Your options are:
WE RECOMMEND YOGHURTISING FROM 3 days old! (after colostrum)
Yoghurtising is where you add probiotic yoghurt and set the milk aside for 12-24hrs, so all the bacteria eat the lactose. You are giving your lamb a lactose-free diet.
Download our updated info sheet, complete with a simple yoghurtising recipe.