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  • 03-01-2022 8:35pm
    Registered Users Posts: 5 Farmermike

    Had a poor scan mid dec of 1.3 for lowland ewes. Bloods showed high toxo level. Q. What to do with empties and lates and any other advice re the in lamb ewes. Due mid feb onwards.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,380 ✭✭✭✭ wrangler

    There's not a lot you can do only let it rattle through the flock, The affected ewes will have immunity now.

    Using toxovax and enzovax use is a fact of life for serious sheep farmers now, nothing as sickening as an abortion outbreak

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 8,752 Mod ✭✭✭✭ greysides

    Usual advice is to keep the empties as now immune. Keep women away from the ewes at lambing time as it can affect them. I think Deccox can be used in feed close to lambing to cut some losses, but I may check the details on that.

    The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress. Joseph Joubert

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,380 ✭✭✭✭ wrangler

    By the time the abortion storm shows itself there's a lot of damage done, I've seen Deccox used as a preventative alright, it'd be expensive. Vaccination is cheap once you get in the system where you're only vaccinating replacements

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,380 ✭✭✭✭ wrangler

    I know people who have put them back with the ram with good results, apparently they'll breed up to the 15th january. Toxo isn't near as sickening for the ewes as enzootic