Dr. Jim McLaughlin watches as RDI employee brings in food for the sheep

 

Resource Development International (see RDIC.org) has for many years hosted the small herd of sheep that DMDP supports for providing sheep blood to make the petri plates needed by the Cambodian laboratories who receive microbiological media from the Central Media Making Laboratory. The sheep are kept on a raised platform for better air circulation and hygiene, and twice a day the RDI staff bring them fresh food. They are monitored closely by a local Cambodian veterinarian, who also assures that the sheep receive all of their annual vaccinations.The sheep are shorn periodically to enhance their comfort.

 

Hungry sheep gobble up the fresh greens