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tommytink

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Fluke treatments
« on: October 18, 2022, 07:07:49 pm »
I fluke three times a year - around Oct, Jan, Apr. April I use a wormer/fluke combi only need something for adults, but what should I use at the beginning? I have both a triclabendazole based one, and a closantel based one, so Iím not using the same active ingredient. Do both of these kill down to the same age? I can see they both say immature and mature, but the closantel based one specifies kill rates of immature broken down into weeks so didnít know if this one was more effective? At the beginning Iím assuming I really need the one that kills down to the youngest age.

twizzel

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Re: Fluke treatments
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2022, 05:03:25 am »
Triclabendazole kills down to 2 days old normally, closantel only kills 6 week old fluke. This time of year use tbz. I use closantel in the spring at lambing.

Backinwellies

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Re: Fluke treatments
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2022, 06:40:25 am »
I am more concerned about you using  combined wormer/ fluke ......   adult sheep rarely need worming 3 times a year  and you are in danger of developing resistance .... I have white wormer resistance here (bought in with sheep) ....   resistance is a real issue ....better to worm count and just use a flukeicide only when wormer not needed.
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shep53

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Re: Fluke treatments
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2022, 09:56:13 am »
The first question is of course ,do you have fluke  ? not every farm does even though fluke are appearing on farms that have not seen any .  Speak to your vet and they may suggest a blood test or a fec in late winter specifically looking for fluke eggs .  Fasinex  is the choice for oct  ( unless you have resistance ,  speak to a vet )  flukeiver is good for jan  then a white wormer at the fluke rate around lambing to kill adults  .   When you say combi do you mean wormer and fluke combined  for all  3 treatments ? as Backinwellies says there is no need for this  and if you mean you only use a combi in april  then the flukacide  will be closantel or  triclabendazole  so just a second dose of a flukicide already used 
« Last Edit: October 19, 2022, 05:28:04 pm by shep53 »

tommytink

  • Joined Aug 2018
Re: Fluke treatments
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2022, 07:12:05 pm »
Thanks Shep, that answers my question. 
Backinwellies I said I only use the combi in April so no need to be concerned! The only routine time the girls get a wormer is for post lambing.  I donít worm the rest of the time unless they need it.

Penninehillbilly

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Re: Fluke treatments
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2022, 10:15:31 am »
TT- I too was a bit concerned you  'fluke 3 times a year',
I also worm just after lambing, and normally then only as needed. However this year I'm moving the goats onto a fresh field, so all been recently wormed and housed until fencing finished, (fencing taking far longer than expected :( )

Simonson82

  • Joined Oct 2022
Re: Fluke treatments
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2022, 06:40:05 pm »
Il se ond the no need to worm adults 3 times a year. Youl end up with resistant worms. Check the condition of your ewes and look for scouring. Treat only the ones you think need treating. Adults have a level of immunity to worms. Lambs not so much so.

twizzel

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Re: Fluke treatments
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2022, 07:04:36 pm »
Il se ond the no need to worm adults 3 times a year. Youl end up with resistant worms. Check the condition of your ewes and look for scouring. Treat only the ones you think need treating. Adults have a level of immunity to worms. Lambs not so much so.


I donít think TT is saying they worm adults 3 times a year. Worms and fluke are 2 different things. Adult ewes mostly have good resistance to worms but not fluke.

tommytink

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Re: Fluke treatments
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2022, 07:45:27 pm »
Il se ond the no need to worm adults 3 times a year. Youl end up with resistant worms. Check the condition of your ewes and look for scouring. Treat only the ones you think need treating. Adults have a level of immunity to worms. Lambs not so much so.

Yes, as you can see from my reply to backinwellies I donít worm my sheep three times a year! My question was only about fluke treatments.

 

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