The number of lungworm infestations reported at regional veterinary labs increased dramatically in May and June, figures obtained from the Department of Agriculture show.

There were 10 reported cases of lungworm in May 2017, up significantly from just two reports in May 2016 and none in May 2015. There were 15 reported cases last month, up from 11 reported in June 2016 and a major rise from just two cited in June 2015.