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drenching

farmer's term for the administration of medicines as solutions or suspensions in water by mouth with a drench bottle, gun or funnel.

drenching bit
to be included in a bridle as a bit. Has a hollow tube instead of a solid bit, with perforations, and an inlet to which a funnel is fitted. The drench material is poured into the funnel and exits into the mouth.
drenching gun injury
laceration of the oral mucosa or fauces with the nozzle of the gun, due usually to over-vigorous attempts to use the gun as a device to open the jaws.
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Pictured drenching their sheep on demand - which has saved hundreds of pounds - are Peter Loxdale of Castle Hill Estate in Llanilar, near Aberystwyth, and shepherd Geraint Jones (left
Drenching according to need means that this has now become a one-man job and has saved a full week's work - time which has had considerable knock-on benefits for the general management of the flock and the farm.
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