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Beef
Five tips for effective fluke control this autumn
Kieran Mailey
When fluke-drenching cattle this autumn, follow some of the outlined tips to get the most effective cover possible.
11 October 2023 Breeding & health
Assessing autumn liver fluke control options
With the greatest immediate threat likely to be from acute liver fluke it is important that producers select a product that targets at least immature liver fluke.
Routine housing doesn’t mean routine treatment
Liverfluke causes an estimated €90m in costs to Irish agriculture each year, so effective steps to mitigate losses from it should be taken, but only when required.
A glimpse into the future of liver fluke control
A new ELISA test which can detect the presence of liver fluke four weeks after infection has been developed, while research is progressing well in the development of a liver fluke vaccine.
15 June 2022 News
Spring liver fluke treatment options
With the mild weather in late 2021 some farmers have delayed treatment for liver fluke with some issues starting to emerge in places.
16 February 2022 Breeding & health
Sheep Management: liver fluke and temporary grazing agreements
The threat of liver fluke looks like it will be normal this back end and farmers with a history of fluke issues need to be mindful to have an adequate control programme in place.
6 October 2021 Management
Don’t forget liver fluke treatment for outwintered sheep
The general treatment programme for outwintered sheep facing a normal liver fluke challenge includes treatment in November, January and April.
27 March 2021 Breeding & health