cydectin

Discussion in 'Sheep' started by hoggfan, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. hoggfan

    hoggfan Active Member

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    I've been worming with cydectin for my goats but have got rid of my goats and bought dorper sheep. I was told that it can cause sheep to miss heat cycles is this so and is it harmful to pregnant ewes.
     
  2. Celtic_Knot

    Celtic_Knot Celtic Heritage Farms

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    I wouldn't use it on pregnant ewes. At least not until it's been tested a bit more. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with it, it may be just fine. It's just I personaly wouldn't take the risk with pregnant ewes.
     

  3. YuccaFlatsRanch

    YuccaFlatsRanch Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Are you worming with the pour on for cattle or the new drench for sheep??
     
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  5. YuccaFlatsRanch

    YuccaFlatsRanch Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The biggest problem with the pour on is that it is in a water insoluble base designed to withstand a 2 inch downpour on the backs of cattle. The rumen of a sheep is a very water based environment and the absorption of the pour on cydectin is very poor. Fort Dodge, the maker of Cydectin has realized this and has made a sheep drench formula, made especially to be properly absorbed in the rumen. I got mine from a vet named COWDOCTORLADY on ebay. Cost was 55 dollars for a liter bottle and shipping was included. The instructions indicate it is safe for sheep for up to 5X the recommended dosage and OK for use in pregnant ewes up to 2 weeks before lambing. Normal dosage for sheep is 1ML per 11 pounds of body weight.