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Countryside Productivity Scheme

By Wynnstay 1 month ago

Round 2 for the Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme has opened.

Preparing your sheep for showing

By Josie Butler 1 month ago

Show season is well and truly on us, and many of us will be starting to get our sheep show ready. Not only do you want your prize ewe to look its best, you also want to highlight its best qualities.

Parasite Watch - 22nd July 2019

By Wynnstay Animal Health Team 2 months ago

In the South West we are seeing the second peak of Nematodirus and high roundworm counts and positive fluke samples demonstrate there may be a need to treat mixed infestations.

High roundworm counts being recorded, in the South East so ensure appropriate treatment.

In the North West high Nematodiru sand roundworm risk increased potential for growth rate loss and disease. Regular treatment is now required for flies.

In the North East high Nematodirus and roundworm risk increased potential for growth rate loss and disease. Regular treatment is now required for flies.

Blowfly Strike Alert : High Risk

By Wynnstay Animal Health Team 2 months ago

The NADIS blowfly forecast suggests that weather conditions in your area mean that local flocks are at MEDIUM-risk of blowfly strike caused by female flies being active and laying eggs.

Parasite Watch - 8th July 2019

By Wynnstay Animal Health Team 2 months ago

We are now seeing high roundworm counts across all regions, with nematodirus counts still remaining high in more northern areas, increasing the potential of growth rate loss and disease. In addition to this we are also seeing positive fluke samples on the farms in the South West. So we need to ensure that treatment choices are suitable for all parasites impacting lambs.

The Blowfly risk is also high across Southern parts of the UK, so farmers that haven’t yet used a preventative treatment should be encouraged to do so ASAP.

Parasite Watch - 14th June 2019

By Wynnstay Animal Health Team 3 months ago

From the latest Parasite Watch Update we can see that the parasite watch farms are returning some positive samples for fluke in the South of the country so please consider this when having discussions with your animal health advisors.

Parasite Watch - 24th May 2019

By Wynnstay Animal Health Team 4 months ago

For those of you that aren’t aware of Parasite Watch – it’s an initiative run by Zoetis Animal Health which is now in its fourth year, Parasite Watch works to provide real-time data on parasite burdens. They are working with 24 farms spread across the country in order to give a realistic view as to what’s going on in various areas of the UK. It’s the UKs most comprehensive parasite tracking service.

Parasite Watch

By Wynnstay Animal Health Team 5 months ago

The UK's Comprehensive Parasite Tracking Service. Working with 24 farms to bring you the latest parasite risk information for your area.

Worming Ewes at Lambing

By Wynnstay Animal Health Team 6 months ago

During late pregnancy a ewe’s immune system becomes weakened, therefore the worm burden that is usually kept subdued can flourish and an increased number of worm eggs can be released onto the pasture.

Liver Fluke- Know the Facts!

By CorrinaJeffreys 11 months ago

Liver fluke, Fasciola hepatica, is a highly pathogenic parasite which causes severe liver damage, especially in sheep, and can result in the sudden death of previously healthy animals.