Tips for dipping sheep
Farmer's Weekly|October 22, 2021
Sheep need to be dipped to prevent the spread of lice, scab and other economically important ectoparasites.

All sheep on the farm should be dipped. This includes lambs, which can become infested with lice while drying off after birth.

Make sure that the dipping fluid is suited for the intended purpose, such as getting rid of scabs, lice or both.

Read the label before mixing the dipping fluid. Do not add anything to the fluid, unless it is recommended on the label.

Make sure that the dipping tank is clean before mixing the fluid.

Strictly follow all instructions for replenishing and storing the dipping fluid.

GENERAL ADVICE

To dip your animals safely and effectively, follow these guidelines:

• Postpone dipping until after lambing or dip the sheep before the start of the lambing season.

• Lice can survive only on sheep, and contamination by lice can occur only if there is contact between animals.

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