Liam Coen farms a suckler and sheep enterprise with his two sons; David and Stephen in Hollymount, Co. Mayo.
Bulls are sold as weanlings, while up to twenty females are earmarked as replacements each year; they also have a flock of pedigree Texel and commercial sheep.
The Coens have a long association with Univet – a family-run pharmaceutical company specialising in the production of veterinary pharmaceutical products.
“We have had a long association with UNIVT on this farm; we are very happy with their products; our animal health is in an excellent state at the moment.”
“We have had a long association with Univet through the Texel Society over the past twenty years; they have sponsored us,” Liam explained.
The Coens are using Curafluke – an oral solution, which is a broad spectrum flukicide and wormer for sheep and cattle.
The product contains Fenbendazole 50mg per ml and Rafoxanide 50mg per ml as the active ingredients which permits a three-way activity against fluke, lungworms and stomach worms in cattle and sheep. Rafoxanide is active against immature and mature liver fluke.
“Fluke and worms can be a problem in any sheep flock; we have some wet land and find that Curafluke makes a big difference, covering mature and immature fluke as well a worm dose.” David outlined.
“The sheep do a very good thrive after it and we don’t see any build-up of worms or fluke.”
Univet products are available through animal health outlets nationwide – for more information, please see here.
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