Written by Rachel Martin
Sheep farmers have been urged to further cut back on the number of ewes they treat with wormers at lambing in a bid to stop further anthelmintic resistance developing.
SCOPS, which is an acronym for ‘Sustainable Control of Parasites’, says farmers who reduce numbers...
Written by William Kellett
The Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) group is launching a campaign reminding sheep farmers, contractors and prescribers that Organophosphate (OP) can only be used as a plunge dip.
Lesley Stubbings of SCOPS says:
In 2018, cases of resistance in...
Normally I'm an October to March long keeper of store lambs but this year I've jumped in the fire pit to try some short keep lambs to have turned over by mid Sept/October
Long keep I dectomax and fluke everything but this wouldn't be suitable for short keep, they were ovivac-p treated 2 and a...
As a small holder <20 sheep this year and as someone who is surrounded by sheep in a potentially high risk sheep scab area I have been wondering about dipping.
I enquired with a chap who offers mobile dipping and he needs 125 minimum to make it worth his while, this got me to wondering if there...
Just had word that my neighbor has come down with scab so obviously action is needed I had planned to heptavac my ewes next week and have heard conflicting reports about whether or not to use dectomax at the same time has anyone had any experience of this?
Figure 1: Temperature and rainfall by region for previous months.
December 2019 started with some periods of heavy rainfall, but became drier towards the end of the month. The month was also much warmer than usual, with fewer frosts than expected at this time of year. The...
Having a mare have injected with cydectin La 2% but seems to have been a waste of time .Yet the ones I’ve dipped at the hill farm are fine .
My question is if I leave dip in overnight will it still be effective the following day as long as it’s not diluted with rain water.
Seem to remember years...
Got a few ewes and a tup that are loosing their wool. Had scab confirmed on the farm and had everything dipped 3 weeks ago and no longer any signs of scratching. Any ideas what could be causing this wool loss?
What’s it like in your area? not good round here ,plenty of dippers around but they’re to tight or won’t use them for sum reason
Sum got in with my ewes last week,how long would it take to show it’s self?
I have a group of 25 in lamb ewes in isolation that are showing signs of sheep scab which has been confirmed by a vet skin scrape. Ivermectin ordered as do not have facilities to dip/ less stressful as not long after tupping. I know that they should be moved to clean pasture for 17 days but is...
We've always used golden fleece in our shower dipper, despite it being an off label use.
Its the most effective product.
However there seems to be a big crackdown at the moment on sales of GF for shower dips.
Can anyone recommend what is effective or what we should be using instead?