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New sheep medicines leaflet published

Apr 3 2012

New information giving an up-to-date list of licensed medicines to control external parasites on sheep has been published by Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales.

The leaflet advises farmers of the active chemical and examples of products to deal with issues including scab, blowfly, ticks and lice. Farmers are also reminded to always seek guidance from a vet or an animal health advisor before administering the medicine.

The leaflet contains information which advises farmers to:

  • Make sure they know what parasite they are dealing with so that the correct treatment is used.
  • Ensure the treatment is effective for each parasite.
  • Know the withdrawal periods to assist with planning, especially when it comes to marketing lambs.

The leaflet is available on the HCC website - www.hccmpw.org.uk - or by contacting HCC on 01970 625050.

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