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  • Joined Apr 2011
Bottle jaw again
« on: April 06, 2013, 04:56:35 pm »
We wormed and fluked our sheep on 16th March with combinex.
Some of you will know that one of my sheep sadly died.
But I had another who was looking a bit puffy round it's jaw. Apart from that, he was fine.
It's now 3 weeks since we did them, but he's still looking a bit puffy.
Is that normal? And if not, is it too soon to refluke?
Joanne xxxxxx

Marches Farmer

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Herefordshire
Re: Bottle jaw again
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2013, 05:41:13 pm »
Combinex kills all stages of liver fluke, if administered in the correct quantity for the weight of the sheep. 


  • Joined Apr 2011
Re: Bottle jaw again
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2013, 05:46:44 pm »
I'm pretty certain we gave him the right amount.
I was just wondering if his puffiness should have gone now?
And I know some people are fluking every few weeks, although I'm not sure how often.
J xxxx


  • Joined Jan 2013
Re: Bottle jaw again
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2013, 07:25:16 pm »
You may have a fluke with resistance to combined, try Trodax.

crofter 65

  • Joined Oct 2012
  • Wester Ross
Re: Bottle jaw again
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2013, 08:32:59 am »
We have had the same problem early this year, fluke was resistant to Combinex because I used it for to long / to many times, we changed the drench and the sheep recovered.


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