Alternative to iodine to close off the navel cords of newborn lambs and goat kids to prevent entry of organisms.
Note: This product is obtained from Ritchey UK not Ritchey USA.
- Easy to snap on.
- Unlike iodine the animal and your hands will not be stained.
- Will not add a different smell to the lamb or kid that can cause mothering problems.
- Made of strong plastic
- Can be sterilized and reused
- Usable clipping area is 3/4"
- Sold in packages of 10
How to Use
- Clamp navel tightly on newborns where it meets the skin of the belly.
- Cut or pinch off the remaining navel about 1 inch below the clamp.
- Clamp will fall off when the navel dries up.
Listed below are recommended optional components or related items. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and talk to our consultants if there are any questions at 800-282-6631.
SuperLube™, 8 ozItem #550800 -
An all-purpose antiseptic OB lubricant for lambing and kidding. Very useful if a lamb (or kid) goes dry during birth.$6.00
Nasal SyringeItem #553500 -
A quick and easy way to remove mucus and amniotic fluid from nasal passages after lambing.$3.00
Scales and Slings
Lamb & Kid SlingItem #887600 -
Soft mesh securely holds newborn lambs and kids. Useful for weight lambs or transporting from the drop pen to the lambing jug.$12.00
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Marli Y from Missouri
They are the same as what hospitals use for newborns. I will try the drench in iodine trick, and use gloves.
Brian G from Tennessee
Used these for the first time last spring. No navel infections in our sheep flock. Simple to use, and very easy on the lambs. Had no trouble putting on and the lambs hardly noticed. The red color was fairly easy to find in the pasture when they fell off.
Stanley R from Nebraska
These worked pretty well with my goat kids. They were a bit hard to snap, though. After the navel was dried up, they weren't too hard to get off.
William & Lisa S from Virginia
These really came in handy! Had several lambs born, but one had an open bleeding umbilical cord, snapped on the clip, and she was as good as the other lambs & doing great! Was easy to use.... One suggestion, I drenched mine in iodine & it made it slippery to use, so keep that in mind when you are clipping them on
Jerry B from Kentucky
This time the clamps were blue. Much easyier to find if droped or comes off from kid. I would have to rate the black ones a 3, because of this, they are harder to reuse if you can not find them. It is much easier with 2 people,one to hold kid,one to apply clamp. I think they are great!