Bimeda were very proud to co-host a talk on sheep ecto-parasites on Wednesday 28th February. The talk was hosted in conjunction with Terence O’Shea Animal Health and took place in the Brook Lane Hotel in Kenmare, Co. Kerry.
There was a great crowd with nearly 50 sheep farmers attending to hear from Paudie Hyland MVB. The talk focused on very topical and important issues around sheep parasite control, namely ticks
biting lice and sheep scab. Paudie explained the causes and treatment of these ecto-parasites. He also advised how best to prevent these parasites from infecting sheep as prevention is better than cure.
Also highlighted was the topic of pre-lambing preparation and hygiene. It was stressed that importance of cleanliness cannot be underestimated to avoid illnesses like joint/naval ill. Paudie advocated the use of a powder disinfectant like Stalosan to use on the bedding to reduce the chances of lambs becoming infected with the aforementioned afflictions.
There was an opportunity to ask questions after the talk and the audience fully engages with a great many questions put to Paudie. It is a very important time of year for sheep farmers and there was a real thirst for knowledge amongst the audience. There was great interest in Bimeda products such as Ectofly and Dectospot ahead of the spring season.
In summary, it was a hugely successful night and Bimeda were delighted to be involved in this educational and beneficial event for sheep farmers in Kerry.