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Herd

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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?
 

sean m

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Livestock Farmer
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Northants
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?
have a look at the scab thread,that will confuse you,seriously though you need to know if you actually have scab,so involve the vet, if you have then it needs to be dealt with properly ie dipping,don't just jab them on the offchance it's a waste of time and money
 

Bury the Trash

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Mixed Farmer
The action of Dectomax will not persist to give preventative cover for k nowhere near the length of time that the scab mites can survive around in the enviroment thd sheep are in. So unless they are injected absolutely correctly using a clamp or at thd very least so done holding them so they dont jump or pull away , one sheep not with 100 percent kill of mite will take them with her and the flock so that's an example of how it can fail
The sheep after injecting must then moved to a new area where no sheep have been for at least more than 17 days . As the mites will on wooden post hedges, bramble stock fencd of the field they were in just waiting to hol back on the sheep later ,
They will also carry mite which can be viable for up to 14 days after injecting so in that length of time even if they have been done perfectly they will still be able spread it around to others ,.

so keep them away from 'clean' sheep for at least that lenght of time as well.
So yes it can be confusing.


Dipped Well with an op dip they will be killed straight away and it will give good persistant protection, for a good length of time . Long enough for all mites around about to fizzle out, thus is why it succeeds in getting rid of scab where othef methods fail. And also Imo its 'the not 100 percent injection success 'that makes the other longer acting injectables not work iyswim ....ie ..jagging away down race on your own wont do it 100 percent, dont kid yourself it will .

it's easier to make sure a sheep is completely dipped than to know if a sheep has been 'completely/sucessfully injected.

I'm no smallholder either and I can remember dipping inlamb ewes late in the second compulsory dip period in the early eighties.

Happy days
 
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swt

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west yorks
You'll probably find that there is no dectomax to be had anywhere, its been out of stock for a few months, a rumour was it may be back later this month, but don't hold your breath.
 

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) recently submitted oral evidence to members of the Stormont Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) committee on the content and potential impact of the Northern Ireland Climate Change Bill (No.2).

This draft legislation was recently introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in conjunction with agriculture minister, Edwin Poots.

“We were accompanied by representatives from a wide range of food industry bodies, including the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters’ Association,the Ulster Farmers’ Union [UFU], Northern...
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