Photo Competition

Thank you to all who entered the recent photo competition

There were some very beautiful photos and it was difficult to pick the winners

With so many to choose from I decided to offer 3 prizes instead of one

Two lucky winners won teat moulds and winner number 3 won a selection of Flying-fox teats.

here are the pics of the winning photos.  Enjoy!

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First prize went to Amanda Hickman

Kerry Kent photo of Mystique, Rogue, and Jubilee

2nd prize went to Kerryn Kent

Antia Trimarchi, Montaro

3rd prize went to Anita Trimarchi

Digestive Upsets in Macropods and Possums

Some Treatment options

Saccharomyces boulardii.

SB Probiotic

If diarrhoea has only just commenced and there is no smell associated
with it, I recommend a product called  SB Pro: a biotherapeutic supplement featuring
Saccharomyces boulardii – a clinically proven agent that competitively inhibits Candida albicans and stimulates secretory IgA production. Saccharomyces boulardii is a non-colonising yeast specieswhich is not related to the Candida spp. SB quickly establishes itself in the gastrointestinal tract. On cessation of therapy it is no longer detectable after 2-4 days. SB produces lactic acid and B vitamins,
and as it becomes established, crowds out unfriendly strains of yeast. When given along with probiotic bacteria such as protexin, SB provides a symbiotic treatment regime for the gastrointestinal tract xix

Bentonite for treating diarrhoea in mammals

 

Bentonite is not a mineral but a commercial name for montmorillonite, the active mineral in many medicinal clays which come from weathered volcanic ash. This name derives from Montmorillon, France, where the medicinal mineral was first identified. Sometimes mineralogists also use the termsmectite.
A VOLCANIC DETOXIFIER – Bentonite, a medicinal powdered clay is one of the most effective natural intestinal detoxifying agents available and has been recognized as such for centuries by nativepeoples around the world. Liquid clay contains minerals that, once inside the gastrointestinal tract,are able to absorb toxins and deliver mineral nutrients to an impressive degree. Liquid clay is inertwhich means it passes through the body undigested.
A medicinal study by Frederic Damrau, M.D., in 1961 (Medical Annals of the District of Columbia)
established clearly that bentonite can end bouts of diarrhoea. When 35 individuals (average age 51)
suffering from diarrhoea took two tablespoons of bentonite in distilled water daily, the diarrhoea
was relieved in 97% of the patients in 3.8 days, regardless of the original cause of the problem (allergies, virus infection, spastic colitis, or food poisoning). According to Dr. Damrau, bentonite is “safe and highly effective” in treating acute diarrhoea.
Technically, the clay first adsorbs toxins (heavy metals, free radicals, pesticides), attracting them to its extensive surface area where they adhere like flies to sticky paper; it then absorbs the toxins, taking them in the way a sponge mops up a kitchen counter mess.

Instructions for use:

Mix 1 tsp in a cup of hot water and let steep for 5 minutes. The grey water on top is what you want
and you add 1 to 5ml per 100ml milk formula depending on severity of diarrhoea.

Charcoal powder.

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Can be added to milk formula just before feeding to calm the stomach and remove
pathogens.

Slippery elm powder

for inflammatory conditions of the digestive system, including diarrhoea. This herb
puts a soothing coat on inflamed mucous membranes from mouth to anus. It can also be made intoa paste and can also be used for bites, boils, abscesses, and ulcers.

Chamomile

Chamomile can be given as a tea for an inflamed digestive system. You can make an infusion and usethis water to make up milk formula.

Herbal Formulas

For the past 15 years or so I have been formulating and prescribing herbal formulas for digestive upsets for wildlife in care.
For more information please e-mail me at anmacropod@bigpond.com or call 02 66888197.  If you are interested in reading more then follow the link to the paper I presented at the Australian Wildlife Conference https://www.awrc.org.au/uploads/5/8/6/6/5866843/10_dineen_herbal_medicine.pdf

How to Make Silicon Teats

What you will need

  • Teat Moulds
  • A wooden board to insert your moulds so they stand upright to dry
  • Silicon.  I buy my silicon from Dalchem  here is the link to their website https://dalchem.com.au/
  • Silicon dye if you want to add colour to the teats you make, also available from Dalchem
  • small jewellery scales to weigh out equal parts of part A and part B.  I bought mine online
  • small kitchen spatula for scraping out the silicon from drip cups
  • chopstick for mixing silicon
  • small containers such as medicine cups to use a drip cups, you could also use eggcups

Here is the link to my video which shows you how to make silicon teats.

How to make Wildlife Teats using silicon

This is the first video I have made so it is not perfect but will show you the steps involved in making the teats.  My fantastic neighbour Bart Stenhouse, who is a talented musician filmed the video for me.  If you want to listen to some great music then check out his site at the link below

https://bartstenhouse.com/

I would love your feedback on this video. I will  be posting it on my facebook page @WildlifeRehabSupplies.  Feel free to share this video with your fellow wildlife carers.

I hope the video gives you the confidence to have a go at making the silicon teats and I am happy to answer any questions you may have

send me an e-mail at anmacropod@bigpond.com

Stainless Steel Teat Moulds

We relocated from Queensland to #Northern Rivers at the end of May 2017 and our range of teat moulds have been unavailable for sale since then.  I apologise once again for the very long delay.  The building of our new shed has been completed and the electrician is almost finished wiring it up, so we will soon have power for a metal lathe and can get back into production.

 

Video on how to make latex teats coming soon  …….

 

Ordering Teats

If you do not want to make your own teats or are not ready to make them at the moment, then you can order your teats from me in either silicon or latex.

Check out the teats page to see the wide range we have on offer wildlife teats

Orders are sent out promptly and we have many happy customers who are repeat buyers

if you are unsure of what to buy please contact me at anmacropod@bigpond.com and we  can discuss your requirements

Photo Competition

Recently I ran a photo competition on my facebook page @WildlifeRehabSupplies 

Here is the winning photo submitted by Nell Pedzik who has won $50 worth of wildlife teats

Congratulations Nell

 

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look at me, I am so clever

Thank you to everyone who entered. As a runner up prize I am offering all who entered a 10% discount of their next orders.  I found it very difficult to make a choice as all the photos were great.  I think you will all agree that Nell’s photo deserved the prize.

There were some fantastic photos entered in the competition

here are some of the great photos that were entered

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I really enjoyed seeing the animals using the teats that I make

if you are interested in making your own have a look at the video that I posted showing you how to make silicon teats.

 

Wildlife Conference

I am very excited as I have booked my flights and accommodation for the upcoming wildlife conference in July.  Hope to meet up with some of you there

If all goes to plan I will have a trade table and will be selling latex and silicon teats and other wildlife supplies

here is the link for the conference http://sydney.awrc.org.au/

 

Welcome to my site

Big hug with Earl June 09My name is Anne-Marie and I am a Naturopath/Herbalist and Wildlife Carer.  I have been caring for wildlife for the past 16 years specialising in Macropods and Flying-foxes.  Over the years I have developed many herbal formulas specifically for the common ailments that affect wildlife in care e.g Thrush, E-Coli and associated gut problems.

  • Wide variety of teats and stainless steel teat moulds
  • We can custom make any teat you like
  • Free natural medicine consultations for wildlife in care

All the money raised from sale of products  here goes directly to helping wildlife.

We are relocating and our property is for sale. If you are looking to find your own private Wildlife Sanctuary then seize this opportunity while you can.

Header photo taken at Oakview Nature Refuge of Maple an Eastern Grey Kangaroo, raised and released successfully and she now visits with her joeys.