Collaboration could be key to sheep scab control

Unfortunately, sheep scab has reared its head again this winter.
This is caused by a mite that lives on the skin and creates intense irritation. At this time of year, when the fleece is long, it provides the ideal place for the mite to live.
Sheep scab often leads to wool loss and sores.
The tiny mite is too small to be seen by the naked eye, but spreads easily from sheep to sheep. It can even survive off sheep in the surroundings for up to 17 days.
One way to confirm the flock is affected is to take a scraping from the skin around an affected area in an attempt to find the mite by looking... read more

28 January 2018 in Regional North East, Views: 38

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