"O" Rings & Container with "O" Rings
Elastic "O" rings expand enough to allow them to be slid over the tail or scrotum (including testicles) and then released at the desired point. Ring steadily squeezes shut all arteries supplying either area with blood. Without blood, tail & scrotum dry up and drop off over a period of 10 - 20 days.
The "O" ring container keeps rings together in one spot in the lambing barn. Also the special lid (similar but larger than a breath-mint lid) allows user to tip out 1 ring at a time.
- High density latex
- 100 per package
- Failing to ensure that both testicles are actually in the scrotum below the ring (tricky with baby lambs & kids).
- Applying rings before a lamb is 24 hours old, up on its feet, nursing and active may interrupt nursing and thus predispose lamb to rapid death from E. coli problems ("watery mouth"). Many wait a day or two to apply on twins, triplets and orphan lambs.
- Rubber rings can cause tetanus. Be sure to vaccinate ewes or does with a booster dose prior to parturition.
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Pamela B from Kentucky
Quality product. Delivery was quick. Will use this company and this product again.
David R from North Carolina
Maybe it's just me but the orange bands seem better than the green ones from local farm store. What I really like though is the container. Compact enough to fit in your pocket with a flip lid for quick access. Far superior to fumbling with a plastic bag while trying to band multiple sheep.
Stronger than the old green bands.
Martina G from canada
better then the green ones in cold and easier to put on calves
Linda M from Northern California
Easy to use with the Blue Ring Expander. Very affordable and gets the job done.