Trevor and Elizabeth Gore
Trevor and Elizabeth Gore are fourth generation livestock and arable farmers and farm 750 acres in Hungerford, Berkshire. They have 440 ewes, which are predominately mules, and approximately 20 beef cattle.
After administering Rehydion, our lambs perk up really quickly, often within 24 hours, the beauty of it is that we can keep the lambs with their mothers on milk, so their energy levels are maintained, and they get stronger
“We first heard about Rehydion at our vet’s sheep club meeting a few years ago and at first we were sceptical, but thought we’d give it a go.
“Rehydion has revolutionised how we manage scour in our indoor flock and we now use it routinely on lambs with scour and lambs from multiple births during the transition period, when it’s difficult to get enough sheep’s colostrum into them. After administering Rehydion, our lambs perk up really quickly, often within 24 hours, the beauty of it is that we can keep the lambs with their mothers on milk, so their energy levels are maintained, and they get stronger.
“We find that Rehydion helps us avoid the need for antibiotics. It is easy to use, effective and saves us time as it quickly provides lambs with the hydration that they require. This helps to prevent the build-up of sick lambs in pens and ensures that they can be turned out to grass as quickly as possible.
“We strive to nurture our lambs and do everything possible to keep them healthy, which includes good hygiene measures, sterilising bottles and putting lambs in quilted jackets to keep them warm if needed. It’s a lot of work, but we don’t lose many and Rehydion is now a ‘must-have’ for us during lambing and we now use it on calves too. We’d wholeheartedly recommend that farmers try it! It saves time and keeps youngstock healthy.”