Michael and Sarah Ridley
Michael and Sarah Ridley live on a family farm in Northumberland where Michael farms with his Dad and brother. The farm extends to 300 acres and is predominately grass land. They have approximately 370 Lleyn and about 20 Herdwick sheep. They also have a Friesian dairy herd. Sarah works at Scott Mitchell Associates Veterinary Surgeons in Northumberland
we were so impressed that we now give it to anything remotely sickly and not 100% and for lambs with scour
“We started using Rehydion during lambing about three years ago, as Sarah heard through work that it could be given to lambs. During the first year we administered it to lambs sporadically, but we were so impressed that we now give it to anything remotely sickly and not 100% and for lambs with scour.
“We administer Rehydion to poorly lambs twice a day with a lamb pump, alongside milk, either from a ewe or supplementary, and it is so effective that lambs normally pick up within a day or so. We find that the lamb pump is easy to use and, as there’s no mixing, Rehydion is convenient to administer.
“Through using Rehydion we have improved the welfare of lambs in our care as they recover quicker and we believe that our use of antibiotics has decreased as a result. We also find that it enables our lambs to be managed more successfully, as if they’re sickly Rehydion ensures they get well faster and out of the pens and the lambing shed and into the fields quicker. This, in turn, takes up less time and time is money!
“Farmers can be sceptical and often turn to products that they have historically used, however we have seen Rehydion work time after time. I would recommend that farmers use Rehydion during lambing and administer it as quickly as possible, as it really does work!”