3:45 pm in Associations, Bovine, Clinical, Endocrine, News, Parasitology, Public Health, Small Ruminants by Jonathan (Vetsforum Editor)
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.
12:37 pm in Associations, Clinical, News, Parasitology, Practice Management, Public Health, UK by Jonathan (Vetsforum Editor)
Free ESCCAP seminar in Bristol on changes to tick control (28 October)
From January 2012 regulations on tick control will change and quarantine will no longer be mandatory. Vets will need to step in and advise owners on the appropriate measures to make sure their pets don’t carry exotic ticks into the country.
To attend the seminar and learn more about the new regulations e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.esccapuk.org.uk.
2:30 pm in Australia and New Zealand, Biochemistry, Medicine, Parasitology, Practice Management News by Jonathan (Vetsforum Editor)
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, in association with the Australian Society for Parasitology has announced the launch of a new journal, International Journal for Parasitology: Drugs and Drug Resistance. The new electronic open access journal is closely affiliated with the leading parasitology journal, International Journal for Parasitology, [...]