Forecast Suggests High Risk of Liver Fluke This Winter

According to provisional data from NADIS, farmers in the North Wales area should be aware of the risk factors associated with liver fluke due to the wet weather this year.

Liver fluke can be seen in both sheep and cattle and can lead to chronic health problems such as reduced fertility, poor growth rates and increased susceptibility to other health issues.  Risk factors include previous history of fluke on farm or grazing in wet or poached areas.  

Reducing fluke and parasites is part of HCC’s Stoc+ project within the Red Meat Development Programme.  Farming Connect are also running workshops on parasite control in sheep throughout December and into 2020.  See here for details.


 

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