Single lambs reared by DIATURE™( Diatom) supplemented ewes were significantly heavier (P<0.05) by 4.3kgs than lambs reared by chemically drenched ewes and 3.3kgs more than controls after 10 weeks.
Ewes were also heavier by 5.7kgs than the drenched group at 8 weeks post lambing and had better condition scores, with DIATURE™ in their diet.
Faecal egg counts ewes: No significant difference between treatment groups, after the first week. although the DE group started with much higher FEC’s than the other groups. The drenched group had some resistance to the wormer.