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Dosing Commandments

#4
Weigh Animals

Weigh Animals

Every livestock farm should have a weighing scales, or access to one. In terms of resistance prevention, best practice around dosing is to weigh the heaviest animal in a group and then treat the rest based on this weight, this is provided there is relative uniformity throughout.

From a gastrointestinal worm point of view, it is accepted that weight gain is a better indicator of treatment necessity than faecal egg count. Hence, one strategy to minimize reliance on anthelmintics during the grazing season might involve frequent weighing, with first dose delayed until performance falls off.

Every livestock farm should have a weighing scales, or access to one. In terms of resistance prevention, best practice around dosing is to weigh the heaviest animal in a group and then treat the rest based on this weight, this is provided there is relative uniformity throughout.

From a gastrointestinal worm point of view, it is accepted that weight gain is a better indicator of treatment necessity than faecal egg count. Hence, one strategy to minimize reliance on anthelmintics during the grazing season might involve frequent weighing, with first dose delayed until performance falls off.

Calibrating Dosing Equipment
Rotating Wormers
Quarantine Dosing
Weigh Animals
Coughing & Lungworm
Faecal Sample
Strategic Grazing
Dose & Return Or Dose & Move
Restrict Feed Pre-Dose
Embrace The Hook