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Parasite Watch - 8th July 2019

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Parasite Watch - 8th July 2019
By Wynnstay Animal Health Team 4 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.


SOUTH WEST

Nematodirus challenge low, however farms are showing high roundworm counts throughout the area.

Tested farms are showing positive fluke samples be aware of mixed infestations.

The opportunity has passed for the use of insect growth regulators for treatment of flies.

SMS COPY: High roundworm counts and positive fluke samples demonstrate there may be a need to treat mixed infestations.


SOUTH EAST

Nematodirus challenge low, however farms are showing high roundworm counts throughout the area.

The opportunity has passed for the use of insect growth regulators for treatment of flies.

SMS COPY: High roundworm counts being recorded, ensure appropriate treatment.


NORTH WEST

Nematodirus challenge remains, along with roundworm creating potential growth rate checks. Ensure treatment choice is suitable for all parasites impacting lambs.

The opportunity has passed for the use of insect growth regulators for treatment of flies.

SMS COPY: High Nematodirus and roundworm risk increased potential for growth rate loss and disease. Regular treatment is now required for flies.


NORTH EAST

Nematodirus challenge remains, along with roundworm creating potential growth rate checks. Ensure treatment choice is suitable for all parasites impacting lambs.

The opportunity has passed for the use of insect growth regulators for treatment of flies.

SMS COPY: High Nematodirus and roundworm risk increased potential for growth rate loss and disease. Regular treatment is now required for flies.