Parasite and Disease Control Practices


Introducing active disease organsms which are reduced in strength or virulent into the animals' body to induce immunity.

Administration of Vaccination done through:

By injection.

Orally through the mouth.

By inhalation through the nose. Eye drops.


Practice of killing/removing internal parasites by administering drugs known as dewormers / antihelmitics.

Hoof Trimming

Cutting back overgrown hooves with the help of a hoof trimming knife, a hoof cutter or a hoof rasp.


Facilitate easy movement.

Control of foot rot disease.

Facilitate mating - prevent the ram from injuring the ewe during tupping.

Docking /tailing

This is the removal (cutting oft) of tails in sheep during the first week after birth.


Even distribution of body fat.

Facilitate easy mating in adult life.

Minimise fouling of the wool with faeces.

Reduce incidences of blowfly infestation.

Methods of Docking /tailing

Cutting with sharp knife or scalpel.

Use of elastrator and rubber ring.

Dipping and Spraying

These are methods of applying acaricides on the animals to control external parasites.


It is the application of chemical powders on the animal body or on the walls of the animal house to control external parasites.

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