Optimising lamb growth

Setting lambs up for a productive future starts with ensuring lambs are healthy and strong in the early stages of life. 

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What's your drench plan?

Pre-weaning: Lambs may require a pre-weaning drench to control roundworm and tapeworm infections to ensure optimal liveweight gain. VETMED Triplemax iTape contains a safe triple combination including ivermectin for effective roundworm control. Plus praziquantal for tapeworm control. Dose rate 1ml/5kg.

Routine drenching: The current advice is to have all lambs on a routine 28 day drenching programme using oral triple combination drenches. VETMED Triplemax Oral is a triple combination drench containing abamectin, oxfendazole and levamisole.

PGG Wrightson has a range of quality products available to help you set up a drench programme, get in touch today.

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Considered vaccinating lambs with Vitamin B12?

From birth to weaning, a lamb develops from a monogastric (a single stomach) to a ruminant. The change in diet, from milk to pasture, presents markedly different requirements of some trace nutrients. For the suckling lamb, milk is a complete food that provides preformed molecules of Vitamin B12. It is not until pasture makes up a large percentage of their diet that their requirements for Vitamin B12 increase.

Hear from our Animal Health Expert

Andrew Dowling gives a quick rundown on vaccinating lambs with MULTINE B12. Watch now.