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Mobile Sheep Dippers

Mobile Contract Plunge Sheep Dippers can provide a convenient and cost-effective means for getting your sheep dipped.

Many are willing to travel nationwide. Click on one of our dipper ‘pins’ below to find out the contact details of a dipper and the area they are willing to travel to.


Details relating to mobile dippers for use with Bimeda UK products are provided on this website for information purposes only and do not constitute in any way an endorsement or recommendation of or a partnership with an individual mobile dipper by Bimeda UK. Bimeda UK has not carried out any background checks on any of the mobile dippers listed on this website, nor has it verified the existence of the mobile dippers, the quality of the services provided, or their compliance with relevant legislation. Bimeda UK has not reviewed the insurances and/or environmental permits, waste licences or certificates of competency of any mobile dipper listed on this site. Bimeda UK has included the list of mobile dippers on its website as a reference source for customers only. Choosing a mobile dipper is carried out at the risk of the customer. The provision of goods and/or services by a mobile dipper to a customer is entirely a matter between the mobile dipper and the customer. Bimeda UK accepts no liability or responsibility, whether for breach of contract, negligence, breaches of environmental or health and safety law or otherwise, in respect of any dispute, claim or cause of action arising out of, or in relation to, any product or equipment used by, or work carried out by a mobile dipper. Bimeda UK shall endeavour to keep the details of mobile dippers up to date, however we cannot be held liable for any problems that arise because information has changed without our knowledge. We strongly recommend that when choosing to hire a mobile dipper for use with Bimeda UK products, the customer satisfies itself of the legitimacy of the mobile dipper and that its insurances and/or environmental permits, waste licences or certificates of competency are current and valid.

  • Sheep Scab Disease

    Scab is still a major concern for UK sheep producers as it has a significant impact on the health, welfare and productivity of affected animals.

    What is Sheep Scab?

    miteSheep scab is a disease caused by the mite Psoroptes ovis which lives on the skin surface where it feeds. The faeces produced by the sheep scab mite cause a severe allergic dermatitis resulting in the ‘scabby’ lesions which we associate with the later stages of the disease.

    The mites are transferred from animal to animal by direct contact or on ‘fomites’; pieces of wool containing sheep scab mites. These mites are able to survive for 17 days without a host to feed from making it challenging to control and the potential for re-infection high.

    Infestations can be debilitating, have a detrimental impact on welfare and can lead to severe economic losses. The Sheep Health and Welfare Group report 2016 states that the annual estimated cost of sheep scab in the UK is £8.3 million!1

    Causes of Sheep Scab

    • Sheep Scab is caused by the Psoroptes ovis mite
    • Population doubles every 6 days
    • The female mite lays 1 or 2 eggs daily in the sheep’s fleece for about 40 days
    • Once these eggs hatch it only takes 2 weeks for the larvae to develop in to adults .
    • The mite can survive for up to 19 days off the host which is vital to remember when considering how we can tackle this parasite .

    Clinical signs of Scab:

    Sheep Scab Diagnosis

    • Easily confused with lice
    • Easy to forget that sheep can be infested with both lice and scab
    • Skin scrape recommended to be certain