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shrekfeet

  • Joined Sep 2008
Fly Strike
« on: June 25, 2009, 10:49:41 am »
Morning!
Yesterday I treated my small flock (11) with Clik. I was later than wanted due to hosting a wedding here - but that's another story.
I noticed one of the ewe lambs was lay down and looking a little out of sorts. She would get up and graze if disturbed and was chewing her cud but generally looked a bit miffed off. This morning I checked her for fly strike and found my suspicions to be correctr. I have removed all the maggots and they have not really broken the skin, it just looks quite raw and angry. Do I need to do anything else with her?
 :sheep: :'(
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danndans

  • Joined Jan 2008
  • aberystwyth
Re: Fly Strike
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2009, 11:06:38 am »
I would clip round the effected area if i were you and treat with fly cream,even tho youve clicked them
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kaz

  • Joined Jul 2008
  • Ceredigion
  • Dust yourself off when life throws you down.
Re: Fly Strike
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2009, 11:09:46 am »
I would agree with Dandan, because once the flies find a nice bit of juicy flesh they won't leave it alone, and with the fleece clipped away you can keep a better eye on the affected area.
Penybont Ryelands. Ystwyth Coloured Ryelands.  2 alpacas, 2 angora goats, 2 anglo nubian kids, 3golden retrievers a collie and a red fox labrador retriever, geese, ducks & chickens.

shrekfeet

  • Joined Sep 2008
Re: Fly Strike
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2009, 03:06:28 pm »
Good advice people, many thanks. Just been out to look at her again, clipped back the wool and found loads more maggots and eggs that I didn't see first time. Given it a good spray with antiseptic and fly deterant. Will check them all in detail tomorrow just to be on the safe side. Bloody flies! ;D

 

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