On-farm study to compare palaMOUNTAINS® Revive with Anthelmintic drench on lamb performance from twin bearing ewes.
Randomly selected twin bearing ewes were allocated into two mobs and EID tagged as Control and Treatment groups. All ewes were vaccinated with 5 in 1 and drenched with an anthelmintic drench, with the Treatment ewes given 30 mls of Revive with added iodine. The ewes were then allocated separate paddocks for lambing.
At docking all lambs were given EID tags to identify them as Control or Treatment lambs.
Drenching at docking: Treatment lambs received 10 mls of Revive plus B12.
Six weeks after docking: Control lambs received the correct dose of anthelmintic drench; Treatment lambs received 15 mls and the ewes received 30 mls of Revive with B12 added.
At weaning (75 days after docking): All lambs were weighed, shorn and drenched. Control lambs received an anthelmintic drench and Treatment lambs received Revive with B12. Lambs were drafted into two groups – male and female – with Control and Treatment groups run together.
A visual difference in dags between the treatment and control group was seen at shearing. Control lambs had more wet dags then the Revive treatment lambs which presented with very minimal dry dags.
NOTE: Regular faecal egg counts are essential, if a considerable worm burden is identified, anthelmintic treatment is recommended.