Worming Schedule for Sheep

Sheep Worming

Suggested Sheep Worming Schedule

Lambs are very susceptible to internal parasites, including tapeworms. Lambs should be wormed at approximately 8 weeks of age, and again every 4-8 weeks until a year of age. Signs such as paleness of the gums or lower eyelids, diarrhea, rough hair coat, or poor growth may indicate anemia and can be cause for alarm. Commonly used oral sheep wormers include Ivomec and Cydectin. Tapeworms require using a dewormer such as Valbazen.

Ewes should be wormed 2-4 weeks before lambing to reduce the passage of parasites to the lambs. Only Rumatel is approved for use in lactating animals. Ewes and rams should be wormed at least 2-4 times per year. Check adults frequently for signs of parasites, especially during warm, moist times of the year, and worm accordingly. A strict pasture rotation also helps reduce parasite exposure. Commonly used oral sheep wormers include Ivomec and Cydectin. Tapeworms require using a dewormer such as Valbazen.