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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

Anke

  • 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...

 

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