Sheep raised on pasture can be given an oral dewormer to help combat internal parasites that are picked up in the pastures. We do this throughout the year based on research of parasite egg counts in fecal samples.
When we feed our meat lambs in the barn, we don’t need to use dewormer. But if we were feeding meat lambs in the field, we would honor a prescribed waiting period before sending them to market to ensure the dewormer would not be in their bodies. (That’s called a withdrawal period.)
Check out what the oral deworming process is like:
Our blue animal handling system shown is called Marweld equipment, and that’s something we sell for farmers looking for low-stress animal handling.