SCOPS release warning on liver flukes for sheep and cattle farmers
Liver flukes in sheep and cattle cause false test results. We covered liver flukes last month and discussed their background.
Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) have listed key points as to why liver flukes matter:
-Liver flukes can kill animals and cause serious economic loss.
-The wet summer has increased the risk of disease due to liver fluke this year.
-Sheep and cattle farmers need to assess the risk on their farms and take appropriate action now.
-This could include avoiding grazing high risk pasture and using specific liver fluke treatments where necessary.
-Planning ahead will reduce the losses due to liver fluke next year.
Visit the SCOPS for more information.