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The Benefits of Good Worm Control

The Benefits of Good Worm Control
By Wynnstay Animal Health Team 2 months ago

As protein demand increases worldwide, efficiency in production is crucial to meet this challenge. Internal parasites are the greatest cause of lost production in grazed ruminants, so their management and control are vital to enable sustainable production from pasture.

Stomach worms in lambs are the major production limiting parasites in UK grazing systems, they cause reduced carcase quality, weight loss, delayed finishing and decreased wool production. Gut worms result in reduced weight gains (up to 47%) and reduced wool growth (up to 21%)(1). Good control of worms can result in up to 4.7kg extra live weight during the grazing season (2). Higher lamb DLWG means faster finishing and maximises the potential of feed input.


Cydectin Oral Solution For Sheep

CYDECTIN 0.1% Oral Solution for Sheep has the longest dosing interval of 8 weeks with a meat withhold of 14 days. This allows it to be used strategically to control worm burdens in lambs. Having a long dosing interval gives many advantages such as a reducing workload and decreasing the number of doses needed, which in turn can lead to less stress on the lambs, improved growth rates and lower input costs.

There are many options for worm control and in order to have an effective strategy it is important that a farm parasite control plan has been created in conjunction with your animal health provider.

For more information, speak to a Wynnstay Animal Health Specialist.

Charlier, J. et al 2014: Trends in Parasitology, Vol. 30, No. 7
Miller et al Veterinary Parasitology doi:10.1016/j.vetpar2011.11.063
CYDECTIN® 0.1% W/V ORAL SOLUTION FOR SHEEP contains moxidectin. POM-VPS. For further information please see the product SPC, or contact your veterinary surgeon, SQP or Zoetis UK Limited, First floor, Birchwood Building, Springfield Drive, Leatherhead KT22 7LP. Customer Support 0845 3008034. www.zoetis.co.uk. Always seek the advice of your medicines provider. Use medicines responsibly (www.noah.co.uk/responsible). MM-08724. Prepared March 2020.