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Let's Talk Sheep Webinar - Nematodirus / Coccidiosis in Lambs

12 April 2021
Type Event Proceeding

Host Ciaran Lynch, Teagasc Sheep Specialist was joined by Dr. Orla Keane, Teagasc Researcher and Michael Gottstein, Head of Teagasc Sheep KT on this episode of the Let's Talk Sheep webinar series which took place on Thursday, 8th April to discuss nematodirus and coccidiosis in lambs.

Dr. Orla Keane from Teagasc discussed Nematodirus infection in young lambs. This is very timely as the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) have just issued their Nematodirus forecast which has indicated that peak hatching and infection will be about a week earlier this year due to higher soil temperature this spring. Orla gave an insight into the symptoms of the disease, what control products to use and how to reduce the risk of infection to lambs.

Mr. Michael Gottstein from Teagasc discussed coccidiosis infection in young lambs. This is a condition which also occurs in the young lambs around the same time that we start to see issues with Nematodirus. Michael outlined the symptoms, control and hygiene measures. 

View webinar recording below

Let's Talk Sheep is a series of webinars for Irish sheep farmers, hosted monthly by Teagasc. Find out more about the series here