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    Default Worming dairy sheep

    Hi, I'm new here, based in Australia, and I'm looking for some information on drenching dairy sheep. It seems every worming product except levamisole cannot be used on sheep that will produce milk for human consumption at any time, not just a withholding period.
    I'm trying to find out the reason for this. What happens if this milk is consumed by humans? What is the reason for this prohibition?
    Also, what are some of the alternatives used by dairy sheep farmers?
    I drench mine with apple cider vinegar and use rotational grazing (21days) but sometimes they need more than that.
    Thanks in advance.
    Richard
    Last edited by BurrumBurrupa; 12-08-2017 at 07:53 PM. Reason: Grammar

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    The (now non-existent) dairy sheep research center we had up here would worm the sheep that needed it at dry off, with the flock being dry for ~4-5 months. If they couldn't make it without being wormed while lactating they got culled.

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