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Sheep
Liver fluke still causing significant issues
Darren Carty
Farmers need to be mindful to ensure the control programme implemented is adequate, and use all available information to explore the level of risk that animals are facing.
2 February 2024 News
Weekend weather: mild and cloudy with outbreaks of rain
According to Met Éireann, the weekend will be mild overall, with some rain in places.
31 January 2024 Management
Sheep management: hill ewe condition, liver fluke and marketing lambs.
Reports indicate body condition in hill flocks is also a concern, with a higher percentage of ewes lacking condition compared to previous years.
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
10 January 2024 Northern Ireland
Sheep Management: liver fluke warning, scanning records and sheep census
Liver fluke dosing plans may need to be reviewed for higher vigilance of issues following the identification of unusually late cases of acute/sub-acute liver fluke.
27 December 2023 Management
Liver fluke warning as deaths seen in eight-month-old weanlings
The warning from the Animal Health Surveillance Unit is based on unusually late cases of acute liver fluke in sheep and sub-acute disease in cattle.
23 December 2023 Breeding & health
December health corner – eye issues and liver fluke
Reports indicate that the change in weather and increase in supplementary feeding is giving rise to more eye-related problems, while liver fluke remains a concern.
6 December 2023 Breeding & health
Increase in rumen fluke incidences after warm wet autumn
Adam Woods takes a look at the increase in the incidence of rumen fluke this autumn.
15 November 2023 Breeding & health
Sheep Management: high risk of liver fluke disease confirmed
The Department’s annual liver fluke forecast warns that liver fluke disease will be prevalent and high risk in all parts of the country with the exception of south Leinster.
15 November 2023 Management
Planning for winter in Portarlington
Adam Woods reports from a Teagasc/AHI organised farm walk on the farm of John Dunne, Portarlington, Co Offaly that took place last week.
1 November 2023 Breeding & health
Five tips for effective fluke control this autumn
When fluke-drenching cattle this autumn, follow some of the outlined tips to get the most effective cover possible.
28 October 2023 Management
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.
11 October 2023 Breeding & health