Things to do now

Always read the label and ask advice from a vet, vet pharmacist or SQP before deciding which product to use

Things to do now

Always weigh cattle or use a weigh band to calculate the correct dose for each animal

Things to do now

Check meat and milk withdrawal periods for each product before administration

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For advice on managing parasite infections in sheep visit

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What is COWS?

Control Of Worms Sustainably (COWS) is a voluntary initiative aiming to provide the best available, evidence-based information to the beef and dairy cattle industries in relation to the sustainable control of both internal and external parasites.

COWS funders

As a voluntary initiative, COWS is kindly funded by: AgriSearch, AHDB, AHDA, AHDB Beef & Lamb, AHDB Dairy, AMTRA, HCC, NFU, NOAH and QMS. COWS also works closely with SCOPS.

Latest Press

Reporting suspected lack of expected efficacy in cattle anthelmintic products

17th May 2024

Concerns have been raised about lack of efficacy or suspected resistance to anthelmintic products authorised for use in cattle and sheep but at the same time there are not large numbers of suspected lack of expected efficacy (SLEE) reports received from the livestock sector. There may be many reasons why this is the case, but … Continued

Advice for farmers to ‘ACT’ on Bluetongue

9th May 2024

Farmers and the industry must remain Aware, apply Caution and use evidence-based Tactics to ACT and mitigate against the latest strain BTV-3. Following a technical AHDB meeting with the support of Ruminant Health & Welfare, Lesley Stubbings, sheep consultant and SCOPS adviser (Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep) says: “The fact is, a single bite … Continued

COWS launches lungworm survey

28th March 2024

The Control of Worms Sustainably (COWS) group has launched a survey for vets to find out more about lungworm and its treatment across the UK. Through the survey, COWS hopes to learn more about when outbreaks of lungworm are occurring, what class of stock is most affected, what clinical signs are seen and how well … Continued

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COWS Members

  • AgriSearch
  • AHDA
  • AHDB
  • Animal and Plant Health Agency
  • Bishopton Veterinary Group
  • British Cattle Veterinary Association
  • Farm First Vets
  • HCC
  • Mark Jelley
  • Moredun
  • NFU
  • NOAH
  • QMS
  • SRUC
  • University of Liverpool
  • Veterinary Medicines Directorate