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Organic Centre Wales Technical Note 1: Controlling ectoparasites on Welsh organic sheep farms

Anon, (2005) Organic Centre Wales Technical Note 1: Controlling ectoparasites on Welsh organic sheep farms. Organic Centre Wales.

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Summary

At present there is little information on current practices for ectoparasite control in Welsh organic sheep flocks. In order to rectify this lack of information a survey was carried out to investigate current practices for ectoparasite control on Welsh organic sheep farms. The results of this survey are reported in this technical note. The key findings were;
• Percentage of farmers treating their flocks for ectoparasite infestations are similar for organic and non-organic sheep farmers
• Although scab was listed as a major ectoparasite for both organic and nonorganic flocks only 3% of organic flocks were treated specifically for scab and only 11% of non-organic flocks
• There is confusion as to what is the most appropriate treatment for specific ectoparasites
• Only 16% of organic sheep farmers use SP-based dip products
• There is little evidence to suggest that organic farmers contribute disproportionately to the level of SP-based pollution incidences


EPrint Type:Other
Keywords:ectoparasite, control, sheep
Subjects: Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Sheep and goats
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: UK > Univ. Aberystwyth > Organic Centre Wales (OCW)
UK > ADAS
Deposited By: Powell, Ms Jane
ID Code:10804
Deposited On:19 Jun 2007
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:35
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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