Most people will be aware that there is going to be a very limited supply of Spectam this year.
Current estimates are that only 20% off last years product sales will be available. That means that some folks will get a small allocation, but others will get none.
We are looking at sourcing alternative products, which will hopefully be available soon.
Meantime, the sensible thing to do is to ration the stocks of Spectam that we have.
The way to do that is to use a different approach to the disease.
Our recommendations are:
- Reserve Spectam for use in the later part of lambing or for any high-risk individuals
- Be meticulous about hygiene at lambing time.
- Be more aware of colostrum intake and supplement lambs that are at risk of not getting enough
- Use a probiotic, such as Lamb Response for all new-born lambs.
It is hoped that an alternative product will be available to import soon, but it is a slow process.
We will contact folks as soon as we know about alternative products.
If you want a more in-depth study, click here to see the paper by Joseph Angell and Jennifer Duncan.