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Emmam

  • Joined Apr 2012
New arrivals and quarantining
« on: July 05, 2012, 02:04:22 pm »
I have bought 4 Ryeland ewes which are arriving on Sunday.  I currently own 28 sheep and 31 lambs which are commercial crosses mainly Charolais.
I have been resting a field for the Ryeland ewes and they will be wormed on arrival.  How long should I keep them separate from my other sheep?  Would two weeks be long enough or would you suggest a longer period of time?
Thank you.
 

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: New arrivals and quarantining
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2012, 04:28:38 pm »
I would think that three weeks would give time for just about everything to show up.
 
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Mallows Flock

  • Joined Apr 2012
  • Shepton mallet
    • Somerset Pet Sitting and Dog Walking
Re: New arrivals and quarantining
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2012, 04:39:20 pm »
I say three too.... mainly because vets usually say take in a poop sample three weeks after any treatment so I guess that may be the golden-time-rule for any nasties to rear their ugly head.
p.s good to see another Charollias X lover on here  :P
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SteveHants

  • Joined Aug 2011
Re: New arrivals and quarantining
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2012, 05:16:09 pm »
Seems about right, but I'd insist the vendor wormed them before transport, its fairly usual practice. I eant their sheep, not their worms.

Emmam

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: New arrivals and quarantining
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2012, 10:19:37 pm »
Thank you.  I will do 3 weeks then and ask him to worm them first.  I am planning on hiring a Ryeland ram this year, so am looking forward to seeing the Charollaisx/Ryeland lambs next spring.
I love my girls, which are mostly Charollais, the lambs grow away quickly, just look a little alien like at first.
 
 

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
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Re: New arrivals and quarantining
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2012, 10:35:06 pm »
I love my girls, which are mostly Charollais, the lambs grow away quickly, just look a little alien like at first.
All lambs are beautiful!  (But BH agrees with you  >:()
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