Drenching Livestock

Drenching, why, how and when? Whether you are a commercial or lifestyle farmer, drenching and parasite control is an ongoing and important part of animal health. Controlling parasite numbers and preventing the development of resistance to drenches are the key aims of any parasite control program. Parasite numbers are primarily dependent on environmental conditions and stock density. However, other factors that can complicate the issue are Species specific metabolism of drugs Cross-grazing of different species (such as sheep and goats) Buying in stock with unknown parasite burdens Stock access to long-standing water sources Dench resistant parasites Repeat grazing of young
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