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SCOPS to offer free forecasting service for farmers

SCOPS to offer free forecasting service for farmers

The Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) group is continuing to offer its Nematodirus Forecast at no charge, providing...

April 21, 2022

Nematodirus forecast is back online and says hatching has started

Nematodirus forecast is back online and says hatching has started

The Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) group’s nematodirus forecast map is back online, after being unavailable for a...

March 25, 2022

Mild weather prompts nematodirus warning for sheep farmers

Mild weather prompts nematodirus warning for sheep farmers

The rise in temperature in recent days means there is an increased risk to lambs hatching nematodirus, according to the...

March 21, 2022

New blood test fuels expectation that sheep scab can be eradicated

New blood test fuels expectation that sheep scab can be eradicated

The availability of a new blood test is driving hopes that sheep scab can be eradicated in the foreseeable future....

February 23, 2022

SCOPS Nematodirus Forecast to go live on February 1

SCOPS Nematodirus Forecast to go live on February 1

Mild conditions experienced in parts of the UK at the New Year, coupled with a predicted warm end to January,...

January 31, 2022

Free service for sheep farmers and advisors could reduce lamb mortality this spring

Free service for sheep farmers and advisors could reduce lamb mortality this spring

As sheep farmers are well aware, the weather in early spring can fluctuate from extreme cold to warm sunshine within...

March 6, 2021

Sheep farmers urged to reduce number of ewes wormed at lambing

Sheep farmers urged to reduce number of ewes wormed at lambing

Sheep farmers have been urged to further cut back on the number of ewes they treat with wormers at lambing...

February 22, 2021

Sheep owners urged to take plunge instead of showering

Sheep owners urged to take plunge instead of showering

The Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) group is launching a campaign reminding sheep farmers, contractors and prescribers that...

October 24, 2020

SCOPS relaunches ‘invaluable’ parasite forecasting tool

SCOPS relaunches ‘invaluable’ parasite forecasting tool

The mild, wet winter is set to result in an extremely variable challenge to young lambs, from nematodirus across the...

March 1, 2020

Rise in liver fluke infections spotted in UK cattle and sheep carcasses

Rise in liver fluke infections spotted in UK cattle and sheep carcasses

The Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) and Control of Cattle Parasites Sustainably (COWS) have warned that liver fluke...

November 19, 2019

SCOPS appoints first ever chair-elect

SCOPS appoints first ever chair-elect

The Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) group is pleased to announce the appointment of South Gloucestershire sheep farmer...

May 5, 2019

Temperature fluctuations creating a different nematodirus challenge this year

Temperature fluctuations creating a different nematodirus challenge this year

With risk levels rising sharply in the last seven to 10 days, the SCOPS Nematodirus Forecast is warning that many...

May 2, 2019

This year’s lambs at risk from nematodirus much earlier

This year’s lambs at risk from nematodirus much earlier

The sudden increase in temperatures in February has put earlier-born lambs at risk from nematodirus, the Sustainable Control of Parasites...

March 5, 2019