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  • Joined Apr 2011
Using separate wormers and flukers
« on: May 06, 2013, 04:14:02 pm »
Sorry sorry sorry if I am repeating an age-old question. I'm sure the answer is out there somewhere it I can't seem to find it.
We have always used a fluke and wormer combined but have been advised to get separate drenches.
I've done my homework on what flukicide to use when, but I can't find the same information on which wormer to use at what time of year.
We need to dose the sheep and the lambs so I'm looking for something that will be suitable for them all please.
Thank you,
Joanne xxxxx

Also we could do with using products the pigs can have too ( if necessary). I can check this with the vet, but if you know of any please let me know.


  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Using separate wormers and flukers
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2013, 04:26:12 pm »
I would suggest having a FEC done before you start using anything. If you just dose you could be building up resistance in your flock and also using a wormer un-necessarily.
At the very least you should talk with your vet who will have more understanding of whats happening in your area.
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits


  • Joined Apr 2011
Re: Using separate wormers and flukers
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2013, 04:33:00 pm »
Our vet said something about using Panacur just now for the lambs, and they are helpful.
But I was thinking there'd be information about when nematodes were rife, tapeworm etc so we could put a plan together ourselves and then consult them.
Also, I'm not sure if we can worm drench and fluke drench at the same time? Or do we have to wait a few weeks inbetween?
J xxxxx


  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Using separate wormers and flukers
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2013, 06:22:59 pm »
Joanne, have a read of the Eblex guides on this page
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing


  • Joined Apr 2011
Re: Using separate wormers and flukers
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2013, 07:30:27 pm »
Brilliant Sally, thanks alot xxxx


  • Joined Aug 2011
Re: Using separate wormers and flukers
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2013, 11:42:44 pm »
To echo Bionic: Have a worm count (FEC) done - thee is absolutley no point whatsoever in worming ewes who are not wormy.


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