Adding formalin to milk helps in raising orphan lambs
D. T. Torell, Hopland Field Station
California Agriculture 26(12):8-10. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v026n12p8.
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Many newborn orphaned lambs die each year because ranchers cannot easily afford to take the time required to keep nursing equipment clean. As a result they often make no attempt to raise the orphaned lambs. Adding a bacteria-killing agent to the lambs' milk would eliminate the necessity of daily washing of equipment and would make orphan-lamb raising a more profitable operation. Formalin, a 37% solution of formaldehyde, has been used for many years as a bactericide and as a preservative, but it has never before been recommended for use in milk fed to lambs.
D. T. Torell is Livestock Specialist, Department of Animal Science, Hopland Field Station.