Agri Vehicles Insurance from Greenlands

Author Topic: New Pasture and Possible Worm Problem  (Read 1678 times)

Sue Ryall

  • Joined May 2022
Re: New Pasture and Possible Worm Problem
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2022, 11:47:52 am »
Thank you everybody for your invaluable advice it is much appreciated .  I'm going to speak to my vet.  The land where my sheep are kept currently is being provided by a friend and grass is low so starting to put out hay already!  I can possibly leave the sheep there for another 6 weeks to eliminate risk of footnote but the worm issue is going to be a problem as can't really keep my sheep on the current pasture for another year.  I think my only option will be to keep the sheep in a section of the new field and supplement feed with hay and keep the other sections clear then mow next year.  Bit gutted as it looks like I might have to go down the Cydectin injectable route for a year to manage the problem. I suppose this issue presents itself with any smallholder/farmer who buys new land so not uncommon


  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: New Pasture and Possible Worm Problem
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2022, 09:40:45 am »
Yes it is a common problem, but you can sort it out over time, esp if you keep a closed flock, and do not use other grazing that may be contaminated. Once you are clear, the need for worming becomes less, and I now haven't had to worm my flock (and my goats) for several years. Still need to watch for fluke though...


Should I worm again

Started by Remy (6.88)

Replies: 3
Views: 2371
Last post March 06, 2012, 09:21:00 pm
by supplies for smallholders
When to Worm

Started by caroline griesel (6.88)

Replies: 10
Views: 4306
Last post June 08, 2012, 03:42:32 pm
by FiB
worm ID

Started by thenovice (6.88)

Replies: 11
Views: 4586
Last post March 24, 2013, 03:53:31 pm
by verdifish
When to worm?

Started by Jukes Mum (6.88)

Replies: 33
Views: 13633
Last post January 26, 2015, 04:44:01 pm
by couann
Should I Worm?

Started by milliebecks (6.88)

Replies: 8
Views: 2122
Last post March 19, 2019, 09:11:49 pm
by SallyintNorth

Forum sponsors

FibreHut Energy Helpline Thomson & Morgan Time for Paws Scottish Smallholder & Grower Festival Ark Farm Livestock Movement Service

© The Accidental Smallholder Ltd 2003-2022. All rights reserved.

Design by Furness Internet

Site developed by Champion IS