Happy New Year.
First job of the year or last as we did it on the 31st was to administer Heptivac – P Plus to the expecting ewes.
Our small Boreray flock
Heptavac-P Plus provides effective pasteurella and clostridial protection for breeding sheep.. A booster dose is required pre-lambing to maintain the ewe’s immunity and to provide high levels of antibodies that can be passed on to her lambs via the colostrum forst milk.
Pasteurella pneumonia is the biggest killer of sheep. Clostridial diseases can also strike without warning. The organisms responsible for these are widespread in the soil. The diseases are invariably fatal and all sheep are at risk, it also helps to prevent development problems in lambs it boost their immune systems.
I managed to stab myself twice, no harm done just a sore finger it may even help my immune system LOL. In two weeks we will drench them for worms and fluke. This is done orally so I hope I will, not miss their mouths.
We have three flocks of sheep Borerays the rarest species of sheep in the UK, Hebrideans and Lleyns.