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ellisr

  • Joined Sep 2009
  • Wales
Re: Flystrike
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2010, 09:11:49 pm »
I have had 7 sheep with fly strike even after precautionary treatment, this year has been bad according to my local farmer. My friend who has a lot of sheep has advised that I use Coopers spot on, so I have and no more strike since (touch wood and all that)

VSS

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Pen Llyn
    • Viable Self Sufficiency.co.uk
Re: Flystrike
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2010, 12:12:32 pm »
Its true that these fly products do protect sheep from fly strike but the are not a silver bullet and no reason not to keep a close eye on your stock. You should still clip any dirty backends even if they have been treated.
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cairnhill

  • Joined Dec 2008
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Flystrike
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2010, 01:05:26 pm »
Think Coopers Spot On is a treatment for established flystrike but isn't a preventative like Click or Crovect pour on.

ellisr

  • Joined Sep 2009
  • Wales
Re: Flystrike
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2010, 08:23:31 am »
I must correct you cairnhill it is a preventative, and it states this very clearly on the bottle. I must admit it is a very useful product if there is established flystrike as well.

I took advice from an experienced sheep farmer who has used this method for a long time and has very little trouble.

 

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