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About COWS

COWS aims to provide the best available, evidence-based information to the cattle industry in relation to the sustainable control of parasites in cattle.

The initiative’s original scope was to provide the best available technical information to vets, advisors and farmers about the sustainable management of worms and fluke in both beef and dairy cattle.

The COWS initiative was started in 2010 with the publication of a technical guide aimed at vets and advisors. This was subsequently followed up by training workshops for veterinary surgeons and Suitably Qualified Persons (SQPs) along with some farmer meetings. What were at the time known as DairyCo and EBLEX (now AHDB Dairy and AHDB Beef & Lamb) also produced some farmer facing publications that condensed the COWS technical guide down to a format more suited to farmers.

In 2012 a core group of stakeholders came together to try and give COWS a more structured base on which to feed the best available, evidence-based, information into the cattle industry.

Funding Members of COWS

Other COWS stakeholders