Sheep (England): Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock (PB5162)

Health: External Parasites


  1. Where external parasites, such as those causing scab or fly strike, ticks or lice, are likely to occur, sheep should be protected by dipping or by the use of an effective preventive chemical agent. Where sheep are clinically infected with such external parasites, effective treatment must be given without delay.
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