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1. Should lambs be treated for tapeworm when segments are seen in their dung?
2. When is the optimum time to apply flystrike preventative treatments?
3. After applying a lice treatment, what is the Sheep Rehandling Interval?
4. How does browsing improve worm control for goats?
While sheep tapeworms are large and the segments passed in the dung are very obvious, there is no consistent evidence that they cause production loss or ill-health. Therefore, treatment for tapeworms is not warranted.
The optimim time is location-dependant. You can use the FlyBoss Optimise Treatment Tool to choose the most suitable time for your location. Go to the tools, then enter your location and then choose “Check flystrike risk and optimise treatment time” to use the tool.
The Sheep Rehandling Interval (SRI) is the time between treatment and when wool/sheep can be safely handled without the need for protective clothing.
This varies according to the product. Refer to the label on the product you have applied.
Browsing effectively separates the goat’s mouth from worm larvae on pasture grass. If a goat is grazing with its head up, it will not ingest worm larvae, which are rarely higher than 15 cm on a pasture.