Traditionally regarded as being of minor importance in Europe, recent
evidence suggests that the prevalence of rumen fluke infection is
increasing in parts of the UK. Read
Lungworm infection is unpredictable by nature, and poses a significant
threat to young calves, potentially reducing growth rates by over 20%
and costing £50 to £100 per head. Incidences of lungworm are hard to
predict and have been consistently reported across the country in recent
years. As producers look ahead to spring grazing, control of the
parasite should be a key consideration.
The relatively dry autumn in 2014 has meant that the liver fluke risk
is lower than it was for last year. COWS has issued some
recommendations. Read more...
Veterinary surgeons in particular may be interested
to read "Liver fluke - an
overview for practitioners" by Diana Williams et al., presented at
BCVA Congress 2014. We are grateful for permission to include it here.
COWS has issued an
invitation to tender for knowledge transfer coordination and
delivery for the COWS industry steering group