Journal article

Effects of tail amputation and treatment with an albendazole controlled-release capsule on the health and productivity of prime lambs.

JK Ware, AL Vizard, GR Lean

Aust Vet J | Published : 2000

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of tail amputation and treatment with albendazole controlled-release capsule (CRC) on the health and productivity of prime lambs. DESIGN: Field trials on three farms. ANIMALS: About 551 Coopworth-Poll Dorset cross, 588 Border Leicester-Merino-Poll Dorset cross and 575 Corriedale-Poll Dorset cross lambs. PROCEDURE: On three farms, lambs with amputated tails were compared with an equal number of lambs with tails left entire. In both of these groups half the lambs were treated with an albendazole CRC 13 weeks after the start of lambing. Faecal soiling of the breech and flystrike of the breech were recorded. Lambs were weighed and body condition scored at each vi..

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