OB glove basics

Lambing season will be arriving shortly and with that comes the possibility of needing to assist a ewe. When that time comes, be sure to wear OB gloves that will protect both you and the mother-to-be.

If you use shoulder-length OB gloves, the fingers are sometimes a little too roomy. You can be remedy this very easily by wearing a regular pair of latex surgical gloves over them. This combination provides the coverage of an OB glove with the dexterity of a surgical glove.

Using an OB glove and SuperLube to assist in lambing. Wearing a latex glove over the OB glove (not shown) will improve your grip.

By Carl McCall, Premier’s Shepherd

(from Dec 2010/Jan 2011 Newsletter)