I need your help


I have a ewe with sheep scab and I can’t seem to get rid of it
I Have injected it 2 times with dectomax
If you have any suggestions I’d be very grateful
Cheers Aaron


Yeh it’s scab cus tis all the right signs of it

If you only have one sheep then I suggest you make sure it is kept isolated, however if as I suspect you have more than one then all the others will also have Scab.
You need to get definite confirmation that it has Scab and not as pointed out Lice.

The symptoms are exactly the same!

If you have been using Dectomax all the time then it is quite possible you have resistance to it.
You have no option but to Dip these sheep to clear it up and prevent it spreading to your neighbours.

First of all though make sure it is Scab.


I had a couple I was unsure of, ripped some wool off and took it to the vets, they looked at it through microscope charged me about a tenner and said it was scab. Bought cydectin 2% to do them all with, very expensive and a horrible job to do behind the ear but anything to get rid of it


Once treated get it/ them away to a different field that hasn't had sheep in it for 18 days as scab ( if it actually is scab, I'd have thought more than one would be showing signs) can live on fences, gates etc and its life cycle is 17 days I think!

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin


In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...