Get needed nutrition immediately into newborns, with this stomach tuber specifically designed for use with lambs and kids.
- One handed operation
- Easy clean design and material
- Specialized tube tip prevents airway insertion
- Safety indicator strips so the shepherd knows when the tube is safely in position
- Milk directly into the vial from the ewe/nanny without losing precious contents
- Stable base – allows you to pre-fill the vial
- Eye-catching color makes it easy to find
- Flexible gentle tube, but not so soft it could coil in the throat
- Hole at tube end, not the side – good flow and allows cleaning of the whole tube
- Gravity flow – not pressurized, safer and easy to control
- 2" diameter
- 19-1/2" transparent tube (see the milk flow and see when clean)
- 8 oz capacity (one large or two smaller feeds without refilling)
- Tube clip – Holds the tube off the ground, hygienic and handy
- Tube material avoids cracking
How to Use
- Gently pass the tube into the esophagus, until the safety indicators are within the mouth.
- Raise vial. Ensure head and neck remain above the stomach and ensure the tube stays in position.
Shepherd’s Choice® Management TipProducers should NOT tube lambs that cannot hold their heads upright. In most cases these are hypothermic lambs. They need glucose (IP) and warming first. Once the animal has been revived and can hold its head up, then you can use the various stomach tube devices to deliver nourishment.
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Barry B from Indiana
Used for the first time this 2019 lambing season. Significant improvement over a clear tube and 5 oz syringe that I have used for 20 years. You can milk directly into the container and easily see the quantity of milk by ounce. The finger mount on the container give nice hand control, and the tube slips into the lamb much easier. Vast improvement! Visit the manufacturer’s website for a 2 minute video that reinforces what you may already know.
Cheatgrass A from Idaho
This is fabulous. Although I’ve been tubing lambs for over 25 years, it terrifies me. This is easy and secure. It also holds more than the 3 oz syringe! Easy to clean and easy to use. This ensures I get the right stuff down every lamb the right way! I’m ordering more!
Monica H from Idaho
Not easy to use by one person. The cup is large, even with the finger "holds" it's cumbersome. Unless it's full of milk it drains slow, not great if the ewe doesn't have much milk. It's difficult to get the last bit of milk into the tube without tipping it sideways. I prefer the syringe style with the tube at the bottom.
Rebekah D from Minnesota
I bought this tuber and I'm so impreseed it's a life saver quite literally. Had a ewe go down with toxemia and this tuber has got all the water and molasses down. Bought 1 now I'm back for 2 more.