Fluke

Fluke-mapping research has the potential to revolutionise treatment

Fluke-mapping research has the potential to revolutionise treatment

Research underway at Aberystwyth University has the potential to revolutionise fluke control by reducing dependence on anthelmintic drugs. The two-year...

May 2, 2021

‘Farmers need to test for rumen fluke this year’

‘Farmers need to test for rumen fluke this year’

Farmers need to test cattle for rumen fluke as only certain doses will cure the disease, according to east-Galway Veterinary...

October 7, 2016

How to control parasites at grass for beef suckler herds

How to control parasites at grass for beef suckler herds

One of the common reasons for lack of thrive in young beef cattle at grass is parasitic infection, according to...

May 4, 2015

How to assess the liver fluke risk on your farm

How to assess the liver fluke risk on your farm

Liver fluke can affect cattle of all ages, including cows, according to Animal Health Ireland (AHI). Fluke burdens can be monitored...

May 3, 2015

North West farmers warned of liver fluke threat

North West farmers warned of liver fluke threat

Livestock farmers in the North West should be particularly vigilant for signs of liver fluke this winter according to the...

January 3, 2015

Liver Fluke affects nearly 1 in 4 British Cattle

Liver Fluke affects nearly 1 in 4 British Cattle

Liver fluke in cattle is on the rise according to the latest official data released by the Food Standards Agency....

May 22, 2014

Liver fluke control on organic farms

Liver fluke control on organic farms

Liver fluke can be a big threat on organic farms, causing considerable animal health and welfare issues and significant economic...

February 13, 2014

BTAP herd health plan getting results

BTAP herd health plan getting results

At a recent beef seminar organised by Slaney Foods positive results from the Beef Technology Adoption Programme (BTAP) were outlined...

January 2, 2014

Slaney outlines new disease monitoring system

Slaney outlines new disease monitoring system

At its beef seminar in Tullow, Co Carlow last night, Wexford-based Slaney Foods outlined to farmers and vets developments in its new disease monitoring scheme....

December 13, 2013

Controlling parasites

Controlling parasites

The View from Teagasc: When cattle come off grass and are housed for the winter, they bring in with them...

November 12, 2013

The growing scourge of liver fluke

The growing scourge of liver fluke

Tyrone veterinary surgeon Seamus O’Kane has told AgriLand that sheep producers with breeding ewes should ensure that all early lambing...

November 7, 2013

Parasite control at housing

Parasite control at housing

The View from Animal Health Ireland: Once animals are housed they cannot pick up new worm or fluke infections until turn-out...

November 6, 2013

Managing the early lambing ewe

Managing the early lambing ewe

Ewes that are due to start lambing in early January are now entering into the last eight weeks of pregnancy....

November 4, 2013

Warning on liver fluke

Warning on liver fluke

Preliminary figures from the meat factories indicate that the incidence of fluke this year is as high if not higher...

October 22, 2013