Ivermectin

Kazak

Member
Sheep in shed. Scab starting to show.
Going to use ivermectin product.
I know they need 2 jabs but how far apart?
Thanks
 

Hfd Cattle

Member
Location
Hereford
Your biggest problem will be the 'scab' still being live in the shed for longer than the ivermectin will last ...... I think .
Like earlier I'm happy to be corrected .
 

Timbo

Member
Location
Gods County
Get a dozen or so blood samples tested to be CERTAIN is it scab.

Jab them twice 10 days apart. Use an automatic jabber and be certain you grab a finger of skin and they receive the proper dose.
 

cattleman123

Member
Location
devon
This Scab problem for the sheep industry is going to take some controlling....markts in the South west nearly always have some sheep with scab...it spreads like wildfire ..I think many do not realise that...I know some one who bought a ram at Market...never bought any other sheep...now his sheep have scab
 

Kazak

Member
This Scab problem for the sheep industry is going to take some controlling....markts in the South west nearly always have some sheep with scab...it spreads like wildfire ..I think many do not realise that...I know some one who bought a ram at Market...never bought any other sheep...now his sheep have scab

Same here.
 

neilo

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
scab used to be here many many moons ago all the sale yards had dips think even the cops were there to make sure sheep were dipped

There used to be compulsory dipping here, with police (& later a ‘two minute timer man’) to enforce it. Scab was nearly eradicated, then compulsory dipping was stopped and here we are.... :(

It will never come back of course, as the government would open themselves up to claims for anyone made ill later in life, having been forced to use a nerve agent (OP dip) by them.
 

johnspeehs

Member
Location
Co Antrim
scab used to be here many many moons ago all the sale yards had dips think even the cops were there to make sure sheep were dipped
We had compulsory dipping her many moons ago, you sent in a card with the date you were dipping and an inspector came round and checked you actually had dipped. Once all the talk about OP dips got going I suppose they had to drop it. Sheep scab has exploded here since.
 

nb844

Member
Do not use dectomax as scab mites in the shed will live longer than the cover on the ewes so they will get reinfected. You also need to keep an eye out for resistance to Cydectin. Your vet really should have covered this when they diagnosed scab.

Scab really isn’t a hard thing to get rid of, follow basic bio security and get them in the dip at the first sign of trouble. Unfortunately though there seems to be an awful lot of people completely ignorant to it and willing to let it spread through markets and their neighbours. No matter how on top of the job you are, if your neighbours aren’t the same then it’s only a matter of time.
 

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

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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...
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