Sheep scab

Sheep scab control programme gets underway in Northern Ireland

Sheep scab control programme gets underway in Northern Ireland

A three-year programme, designed to control sheep scab in Northern Ireland has been launched this week. However, the man driving...

May 26, 2022

Farm clusters deliver a coordinated response to sheep scab

Farm clusters deliver a coordinated response to sheep scab

Bringing clusters of farmers together in hot spot areas is delivering a coordinated response to sheep scab result in the...

February 24, 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

The challenge of sheep scab in Northern Ireland

The challenge of sheep scab in Northern Ireland

Research veterinarian, Paul Crawford, is developing a farm management programme to address the challenge of sheep scab in Northern Ireland....

February 23, 2022

NSA welcomes launch of improved methods for controlling sheep scab

NSA welcomes launch of improved methods for controlling sheep scab

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has welcomed the launch of a new initiative exploring a structured approach to controlling sheep...

April 10, 2021

FUW urges members to take advantage of free sheep scab testing

FUW urges members to take advantage of free sheep scab testing

News that examination of skin scrape samples from sheep showing suspect clinical signs of sheep scab is being offered free...

November 12, 2020

Farmers offered free testing service for sheep scab

Farmers offered free testing service for sheep scab

NFU Cymru is encouraging Welsh sheep farmers to make use of a new free sheep scab testing service, while also...

November 9, 2020

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

Sheep scab meeting to explore interest in NI eradication scheme

Sheep scab meeting to explore interest in NI eradication scheme

A Northern Ireland sheep scab event will explore whether demand exists for a programme to combat the disease following anecdotal...

February 9, 2019

£5 million fund made available to eradicate sheep scab in Wales

£5 million fund made available to eradicate sheep scab in Wales

Welsh Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths has today announced a new £5 million programme to help eradicate sheep scab. Sheep scab is...

January 7, 2019

Industry group calls for funding to control sheep scab in Wales

Industry group calls for funding to control sheep scab in Wales

An industry-led group has called for Government funding to be made available to help it achieve its aim of eradicating...

November 5, 2018