“Foreign dogs” include any that you do not know the status of, in relation to sheep measles dosing.
They include dogs belonging to:
- pig or duck hunters
- stock agents
- lamb drafters
- truck operators
- dipping contractors
- casual workers
- ‘Horse & Hounds’, ‘Dog Trial’ entrants, or any other such club accessing your land
- or any other visitor with a dog
- No dog should be allowed onto your farm unless the owner is able to produce some evidence of treatment e.g. a “certificate of treatment”.
- This should include the following information: dog owner’s name and address; details of all dogs treated (name, breed, colour, age and sex); number of tablets given; treatment date; the signature of the Veterinarian, nurse, or accredited doser.
- Certificates should be valid for a period of one calendar month from the date of the last treatment.
- Request that new dogs have a current certificate or are treated with a Praziquantel drug at least 48 hours prior to coming onto your land.
- If new dogs enter property without being treated beforehand, they should be dosed and quarantined for at least 48 hours, and all faeces buried or destroyed.