Virbac, the maker of Cydectin®, Webster’s Vaccines and Multimin, understand this and have developed a range of solutions just right for you.
At weaning there are many health treatment factors that sheep producers need to consider; and given that no one season, farm, or lamb flock is the same, there is no ‘one size fits all’ protocol.
Nonetheless, at a minimum, sheep health experts recommend that you:
Fortunately, for sheep producers, there are a wide variety of products available that meet these needs. This abundance of options, however, can create a bewildering decision-making process, but it doesn’t have to be.
The first and most important decision is drench selection. Once you have determined the drench to use, your vaccine and mineral treatment options will flow from that.
At weaning, lambs are particularly susceptible to attack from gastrointestinal worms. This is due to:
Consequently, it is considered best practice to always drench your lambs at weaning.
To drench lambs at weaning there are four important factors to consider:
1. Are lambs prone to persistent attack?
2. Will the lambs be exposed to tapeworm?
3. What drench actives are effective on your property?
4. What type of drench resistance management strategy have you adopted on your farm (e.g. drench rotation, combination drenches)?
It is recommended to work through these four considerations with a trusted animal health advisor familiar with your property. Alternatively, you can consult a Virbac area manager by contacting our customer service hotline on 1800 242 100.
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