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shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: scabby sheep
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2016, 02:03:27 pm »
Is sarcoptic mange no longer a notifiable disease in the uk ?     My question would be where did the sheep catch it from  CATTLE  /DOGS /DEER ??

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: scabby sheep
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2016, 04:31:27 pm »
I don't think sarcoptic mange has ever been notifiable, has it?  It's psorioptic mange, aka scab, which used to be notifiable - and still is in Scotland, I think. 
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DenisCooper

  • Joined May 2016
Re: scabby sheep
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2016, 05:32:17 pm »
That's right (at least that's what the vet said).

He did say let neighbours know but non have sheep or livestock.

Scab is notifiable in Scotland but not in England as of yet, although might be again soon.

shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: scabby sheep
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2016, 06:19:15 pm »
Sarcoptic mange was a notifiable disease , but is not on the modern list iv'e just checked . sorry but your sheep did not just get the mite  out of nowhere

DenisCooper

  • Joined May 2016
Re: scabby sheep
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2016, 07:21:47 pm »
Yes I asked the vet how they got it and he said it's sometimes within the environment but generally it's just by direct contact with other infected animals. He did say it can lay dormant on some sheep when conditions aren't ideal, i.e. Summer months, apbut come into its own in ideal conditions, as in winter months. So possibly ain't came with them when I bought them back in August.

shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: scabby sheep
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2016, 07:41:22 pm »
AH bought in sheep , hopefully the DECTOMAX should solve the problem   :thumbsup:

 

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