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Take sustainable approach to worming youngstock

6th April 2020

Cattle farmers should ensure their approach to treating youngstock for roundworms (Ostertagia and Cooperia) is sustainable, so that resistance to products does not develop in the same way as it has in sheep, says Westpoint farm vet Emily Francis based in Winchester. “Where nutrition is good and there are no other diseases present, gastro-intestinal worms … Continued

COWS updates its guide to parasite control

20th January 2020

The Control of Worms Sustainably in cattle group (COWS) has released updated chapters of its technical guide to parasite control, at the Animal Health Distributors’ Association conference in Birmingham last week (Wednesday 15 January 2020). The new sections, covering round worms, lungworm, liver and rumen fluke and ectoparasites such as flies, lice and ticks, provide … Continued

2019 Press Releases

31st December 2019

Warning for cattle farmers about rafoxanide – 20th December 2019 Rafoxanide is not an alternative to closantel – 20th December 2019 Treat cattle for liver fluke just after housing – 18th December 2019 Sheep and cattle farmers urged to start testing for liver fluke this autumn – 15th October 2019 Watch out for surge of … Continued