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  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Flystrike on head
« on: September 03, 2019, 08:11:09 pm »
Hi, will iodine kill maggots?
Ewe knocked her horn off a few days ago, sprayed with iodine, dried up and been ok until tonight.
Tiny grubs, probably just hatched,  to small to see individually, just a little white patch, only thing I had to hand was iodine, sprayed enough to cover them as an emergency measure.
I do have some Crovect or diluted Jeyes in a spray, but worried it was near her eye. Will go back down later for anything tnat needs doing.
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  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Flystrike on head
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2019, 10:00:25 pm »
I would put some Crovect into a small syringe, and drip onto the wound. Probably better than Iodine. I have been using the Nettex Strike PLus spray successfully.


  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: Flystrike on head
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2019, 04:55:55 am »
Crovect will certainly kill them but is very irritating. Put a drop on your skin and see what I mean! If you have to use it then you can dilute it @ 10 x and it's still very effective when applied to the maggots. Can you get some fly strike cream from your agric suppliers?
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  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Flystrike on head
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2019, 02:42:46 pm »
The iodine seemed to do the trick, they were dried up and I scratched them away,  keeping a close eye on her.
I haven't seen the cream, will look next time.
« Last Edit: September 04, 2019, 02:45:20 pm by Penninehillbilly »



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