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Quickfire Nematodirus Facts

Nematodirus is unique as gastrointestinal worm species go, as the larvae do most of the damage.

Symptoms come about after a sudden lift in temperatures following a cold period.

Eggs are deposited by lambs from the previous year.

Lambs are at risk from 6-12 weeks of age.

It’s often mistaken for coccidiosis.

A tell-tale sign is lambs congregating around water troughs.

Nematodirus is not species-specific – cattle can cause problems for sheep.

No product has licensed persistence against Nematodirus.

Learn more about worms in sheep

What are the best options for treating Nematodirus?

When do Nematodirus symptoms generally occur?

Nematodirus is unique as gastrointestinal worm species go, as the larvae do most of the damage.

Symptoms come about after a sudden lift in temperatures following a cold period.

Eggs are deposited by lambs from the previous year.

Lambs are at risk from 6-12 weeks of age.

It’s often mistaken for coccidiosis.

A tell-tale sign is lambs congregating around water troughs.

Nematodirus is not species-specific – cattle can cause problems for sheep.

No product has licensed persistence against Nematodirus.

Learn more about worms in sheep

What are the best options for treating Nematodirus?

When do Nematodirus symptoms generally occur?

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