Autumn is a time of shorter days and cooler temperatures, and leading into winter, this only becomes more pronounced. It is time to consider the housing of your livestock indoors; however, there are several issues to look at in order to maximise your animals’ comfort and welfare.
As part of the care you give to your sheep throughout the year, parasite control is significant as an ongoing task. Internal parasites such as worms are treated, according to life cycles and levels/burdens, with internal treatments, e.g. drenches. Your flock can also be susceptible to external parasites, and these require topical treatments. Sheep dipping is a commonly-used practice, but there are many safety aspects to consider.