Parasite control in sheep: the ban of Bionic capsules
Posted on Thursday, 15 June 2023
The Ministry of Primary Industries has banned the sale and use of the Bionic capsules pending a review of the functioning and efficacy of the product. Concerns are they may pose a risk to animal welfare and trade. Further investigation into all anthelmintic slow-release ruminal boluses has also been announced.
This means the product must be removed from all retail and any product on farms must not be administered to sheep in the coming season.
For those who had stocked up on the product or were looking at using them; you can look into other possible long-acting product options with advice from your vet. Otherwise more information on parasite management is available via Wormwise - Worm Management Strategy
Beef + Lamb New Zealand also have a learning module available for those of you who would like to look more into managing worms in sheep.