NoBACZ Healthcare, the wound protection company spun out from the University of Cambridge, has launched NoBACZ Navel, a novel, rapid-setting and long-lasting solution for navel dipping lambs and calves.

Developed in conjunction with Fiona Lovatt BVSc PhD FHEA DSHP DipECSRHM FRCVS, past president of the Sheep Veterinary Society and RCVS-recognised specialist in sheep health and production, NoBACZ Navel disinfects and dries the navel in a couple of hours and seals with a colourful, natural resin that forms a long-lasting waterproof barrier to protect against bacterial ingress from the environment. 

It can also be used on the area around ear tags in lambs and calves.

Nobacz Navel can be applied by dipping or spraying and contains a bitter agent to deter ewe or cow interference.

Fiona said: “Attention to detail is an essential component in the care of neonatal lambs. 

"To reduce the risks of joint ill, shepherds need to do whatever they can to protect lambs from bacteria infecting either the navel or the ears at the point of tagging. 

"This product has been carefully designed to both desiccate the area and to form a barrier to protect these vulnerable sites. 

"I’ve seen it used successfully in a number of flocks now – both in late lambers from last year and early lambers from this.” 

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