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What is sheep drench?
Last Updated: 21st February, 2020
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In this manner, what does it mean to drench a sheep?
The term 'drenching' can have various meanings, in livestock management it's used to mean the 'administering of drug to an animal, usually by force'. Drenching can be applied to most farm animals; it's not exclusive to sheep. You can buy commercial drenches for cows, calf's, horses, dogs and other animals.
how much drench should a sheep have? FIRST DRENCH is given orally at the recommended dose rate of 1mL/5kg bodyweight. Animals in excess of 40kg bodyweight dosed at 1mL/5kg.
Furthermore, when should you drench sheep?
If your sheep are for breeding, a drench around 4 weeks before lambing should see the ewe through the stress periods of late pregnancy and lamb raising. Lambs should be drenched a week or two before weaning.
Can you over drench sheep?
Overdosing sheep or lambs with drench or incorrect pre or post drenching management can be fatal so it is important to consider how you drench as well as 'when' and 'what with'.