I’m hearing of increased incidences of parasites in cows and youngstock. Lungworms, stomach worms and fluke are the main issues.

After a wet summer and autumn in many parts, lungworms (hoose) and fluke are particularly prevalent. Coughing cows, poor thrive and reduced yield may indicate an infection, but getting a faecal sample tested for egg counts will give a good indication of what the cause is.