Ivermectin scab treatment


I am going to be treating some in lamb ewes for scab with ivermectin. Do they need moving onto clean pasture after the first or the second injection 1 week later?


Fingers crossed, went off vets recommendation as it’s my first time dealing with it. How long after treatment until I should know if it’s done the job?


It might not suit your circumstances, but dipping em is a far better bet.

Yes unfortunately this doesn’t suit the circumstances. No dipping set up here and only 30 or so that are still separate from the main flock after being bought in.


Mixed Farmer
If there are only 30, can you get some Cydectin LA 2% inj from somewhere? 110 day meat withdrawal but only one jab and no need to move them as persistent enough to outlast any scab mites.

As above though, lots of scab getting resistant to ivermectin, which will only accelerate with everyone that tries jabbing them only to find some surviving (effectively selecting for the resistant mites).
But yes, i’d Give it a try first too, particularly for a small group.

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...