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significant rise in calf growth rates following proactive rearing approach

 

“Downward market pressures forcing sheep farmers to intensify by increasing flock size means a simultaneous rise year on year of the threat of coccidiosis at lambing time” says Dr Paul Wood, Cambridge Farm Animal Veterinary Services

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  • Losing up to five percent of their lambs in one season to coccidiosis alone was the catalyst for the Morgan’s to shift to a proactive approach to tackling coccidiosis throughout the lambing period

  • Seeking advice from both vet and feed merchant, Mr Morgan switched to giving lambs access to decoquinate from birth to 12 weeks

  

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