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  • Joined Oct 2011
  • North Notts
Fly strike prevention
« on: May 06, 2021, 02:42:16 pm »
I'm helping a friend with his sheep. One ewe has only just lambed and had a very difficult birth. She's had a course of antibiotics and Metacam. In herself she is fine but is still having quite a bit of bloody discharge. I help wash her and keep her clean but noticed today some green bottles about. If her tail is washed daily there is no point using Clik or Crovect yet. So I just wondered if anyone had any advice please to help prevent fly strike.

4 pet sheep


  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Fly strike prevention
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2021, 03:05:06 pm »
You could crutch her back end out, that would probably also mean you donít need to wash her every day. Wait till she is dry and then see if someone you know can clip her bum out.


  • Joined Oct 2011
  • North Notts
Re: Fly strike prevention
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2021, 10:50:58 pm »
Thanks for that Twizzel. I'll see if I can find someone to do that. I think that's an excellent idea!
4 pet sheep


  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Fly strike prevention
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2021, 11:02:59 am »
If you have her in anyway every day you can spray something like citronella or Nettex fly strike spray over her tail, which will mask any smells that flies are attracted to enough for the time you need it. Once she has dried up she should be fine anyway?


  • Joined Oct 2011
  • North Notts
Re: Fly strike prevention
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2021, 01:59:05 pm »
Thanks for the reply Anke. My friend has been and got various sprays and potions today which hopefully will do the job. Thanks
4 pet sheep


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