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Service launched to connect farmers with contract sheep dippers

Farmers seeking to use a contract mobile plunge sheep dipper can now find service providers in their area, using a new online service from Bimeda.


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The service can be accessed at www.bimeda.co.uk/mobile-dippers

 

With recent reports confirming the detection of resistance of sheep scab mites to 3ML wormers, Bimeda has launched the service for farmers wishing to plunge dip who may not hold the license required to, or the necessary permit to dispose of, dip products.

 

Many contract plunge dippers using the service are willing to travel throughout the UK.

 


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Bimeda professional services veterinarian Rachel Mallet said: “This new website makes it easy for farmers to access sheep dipping services for their farms.

 

“Dipping gives immediate scab and ecto-parasite control and is the most broad spectrum method of parasite control for sheep, as it offers the only way to control scab, ticks, lice, blowfly and keds with one product.”

 

The service can be accessed at www.sheepdippers.co.uk.

Benefits of dipping to control scab and other ecto-parasites include:

  • Dipping targets external parasites only
  • Dipping does not give rise to anthelmintic resistance
  • Dipping kills scab mites quickly and helps to reduce the presence of mite antigens present on the skin surface causing inflammation.
  • The scab mite prefers to spend its entire life cycle on the animal, but can survive off-fleece in clumps of wool for up to 17 days. Dipping gives protection against scab for longer than the 17 days that the mite can survive in the environment, thus allowing for complete elimination in closed flocks
  • Dipping offers the only way to control scab, ticks, lice, blowfly and keds with one product.

Source: Bimeda

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