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Ewe losing wool in chunks

  • 23-11-2022 3:20pm
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    Ive a suffolk cross hogget running with the ram that all of a sudden has lost big chunks of wool right down to the skin (will attach pics later). Have not seen her scratching or anything, and is in good condition and eating, does not seem to have any ill effects. She was dosed for fluke six weeks ago with the test of the flock, also has not got penicillin recently as i know that can cause wool loss. Has been on good grass and has access to mineral buckets.

    Any ideas of the cause, and best course of treatment might be (Considering she is recently tipped).

    Could it be scab, i did not dip them or use anything as they were only sheared in late august, had been done with clik in may. A few weeks after shearing did them with clik again but it was well watered down. If it is does the whole flock need treating.



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