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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Sally R from Washington
Much easier to use for one person than methods using pressure. Durable. Easy to clean with bottle brush. Like the hook on the handle as this makes it convenient to put on fence or bucket. Make certain you hold filled container below the lamb's mouth. One can forget this at times with a lamb that starts squirming. If colostrum is extra thick it can be a slow gravity feed. If air bubble in feed tube line, a blow into the container will clear this. Suggestions: make marking for minimum insertion length more prominent. The small black marks on feed tube can be detected in daylight, not so easy with flashlight. Likewise, ounce markings are hard to see. I've marked the lines with permanent marker.
Desiree H from Montana
Its cute, I'll give it that. But no way no how worth 23 bucks! Your better off with a 140cc syringe, and the clear feeding tubes. And your still less then half the price of this danty little thing. I was not impressed with this.
Bonnie F from Wisconsin
Haven't had to use this yet, but I am glad to have it on hand.
Laura R from Maine
Make sure to order a catheter feeding tube along with this to replace the existing tube! The tip of the tube is very large and hard. My lamb would gag and struggle to swallow this tube end which scared me at first. I felt like I was getting it into her windpipe, but it just turns out that the end was impossibly big for her to swallow down. I always ended up just having to force it a bit as she gaged. I'm certain it hurt her throat quite a bit in the 2 days I needed to tube her. I will be buying a catheter to replace the the tube on this for future lamb feeding emergencies. However, I liked the cup size and the design makes the whole process fairly easy to do by yourself.
Cheryl S from South Dakota
Super handy and easy to use. Makes probing goat kids easy.