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plumseverywhere

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Dagging problems/maggots/cut
« on: July 22, 2012, 11:54:08 am »
Finally a dry day. Have Clik'd my 2 shearlings and brought the 3 ram lambs in for dagging.


Lamb 1) Found microscopically tiny maggots around his tail. Have given him a really good clipping and scraped away all maggot (they are really tiny) he has a tiny 'graze' type of wound near where they were congragated.  Until I get some maggot oil (first thing tomorrow - should have had some on standby but I know now) I have sprayed him with antibiotic wound spray just on that spot.
Do you think he needs crovect or just battles maggot oil or similar?


lamb 2) No maggots but eggs in the dags which are now all cut off and he's had a very close crutching.


lamb 3) No maggots but a few eggs again in the poo clumps - now all cut away. Accidentally cut this lamb on the hock, feel really awful. Have sprayed him with wound spray.


Will get all 3 in again daily to check over closely. Is there anything else I need to do please?  TIA LIsa x


PS - All 3 of these were treated with Clik a few weeks ago.
« Last Edit: July 22, 2012, 01:25:35 pm by plumseverywhere »
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hexhammeasure

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Re: Dagging problems
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2012, 11:59:31 am »
as regards the two with eggs, sometimes the 'eggs' can be hayseeds..I'm sure you are correct tho as these last two days are perfect for flies and they will be desperate to catch up their summer routine too, I am applying crovect as we get them in for weighing and weaning..(those going to slaughter next week are kept separate)

Ian

plumseverywhere

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Re: Dagging problems/maggots/cut
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2012, 03:49:01 pm »
Thanks Ian - I can see what you mean, the lambs have got a sprinkling of grass seeds on their heads and they look like slightly larger versions of these that I found in the dags. I'm 99% sure they were eggs though because of how they were clustered and they are same as what ends up in the cat bowl on the days she leaves her food and I'm too slow to wash the bowl.


I've now put Battles maggot oil on the maggoty lamb and got some stockholm tar on the wound on the one I (stupidly) cut.  Keeping everything crossed  :fc:   not seen any fly activity on them today so far....[size=78%] [/size]
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omnipeasant

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Re: Dagging problems/maggots/cut
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2012, 04:31:11 pm »
Good timing I would say. You have done the best thing by clipping off any dirty wool and clipping back to short wool where there is a dabger of maggots. I don't think you need to go as far as stockhom tar though. Maggot oil or summer wound cream is good. The wound spray is also a detterrent to the nasty little blighters as a stop gap. Interesting about the click!  We use crovect successfully. 

woollyval

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Re: Dagging problems/maggots/cut
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2012, 05:45:44 pm »
Clik MUST be applied in a broad spray and never on grubby wool. Also its hard to work out the dose so err for more rather than less weight wise as lambs will keep growing! Must also be applied from hock to hock over the back end and from lower neck to tail.
It will not stop flies laying eggs but should stop hatching :)
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plumseverywhere

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Re: Dagging problems/maggots/cut
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2012, 05:52:08 pm »
Thanks Val  :)    We did clik them with broad spray a few weeks back. I think because of the weather conditions and wet grass they've developed mucky bums since and this is what the flies have laid on - today was a good, dry day to dag - first in ages!  I wonder if that's why I found eggs that hadn't hatched on 2 then? maybe the clik managed to do its job  :fc:
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