Sheep Health

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  • Vaccinate annually with Covexin-8.
  • BO-SE given 4-6 weeks prior to breeding season.
  • Deworm twice yearly. Rotate dewormers with Ivermectin, Panacur and oxybendazole.

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  • Vaccinate with Covexin-8, 6 to 8 weeks prior to parturition in order to stimulate high levels of colostral antibodies.
  • Deworm at the same time, 6 to 8 weeks prior to parturition.
  • Rotate dewormers with Ivermectin, Panacur, and oxybendazole.
  • BO-SE given as prescribed by the veterinarian.

spacer-green.gifLambs

  • Iodine navel, give BO-SE, make sure adequate amount of colostrum was consumed, and give tetanus antitoxin if ewe was not boostered.
  • Vaccinate with Covexin-8 at 3 to 4 weeks of age.
  • Booster vaccination of Covexin-8 at 6 to 7 weeks of age.
  • Deworm at time of booster vaccine.

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  • Check regularly for external parasites.
  • Run periodic fecal examinations to monitor internal parasites.
  • Keep the feet trimmed. Ideal is every 4 to 6 weeks to keep them in the best possible shape.
  • Any lambs with diarrhea should be checked for coccidiosis.
  • Feed free choice RVC Mineral #2.

For any questions concerning routine or emergency health care, contact your veterinarian.