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Workshop – Identifying liver fluke at Post Mortem

2020-08-24T15:12:13+01:00

This spring, Hill Sheep North hosted a workshop for the Cumbria farmer group which explained what to look for when identifying Liver Fluke at post mortem.

We are grateful to Millcroft Veterinary Surgeon, Matt Linnett for delivering this informative session. For the benefit of the wider project group, a summary from this workshop is now available – click here.

Workshop – Identifying liver fluke at Post Mortem2020-08-24T15:12:13+01:00

Watch now – Using the Fluke App Data with your Vet

2020-08-24T11:35:19+01:00

During the Covid 19 outbreak, the farmers in the groups have not been able to meet up on-farm, but some have been able to meet online instead. ‘Using the Fluke App Data with your Vet’ was the title of an online webinar organised in July for participant  farmers, their vets, the project team and specialist flock health vet, Fiona Lovatt. The evening turned out to be a hay-making one and so not many farmers could join, but the presentations by vets Dr Bryony Jones, Amanda Carson and Fiona Lovatt were recorded for watching later. They showed how a farm’s fluke treatments data, recorded using an App designed for this project, can help the farmer and their vet to understand where changes in treatments or management might reduce the risk of infection and also reduce the risk of  the fluke becoming resistant to flukicides. 

Another important tool to help guide the timing and type of treatment is to do testing of faeces samples. Also, regular blood testing to monitor when naïve lambs first start picking up fluke. Fiona described how one farmer is using some weaned lambs grazing with ewes to act as ‘sentinels’. 

Thank you to all the farmers and vets who contributed, as well as the very clear, fact-packed presentation by Fiona. We are planning to continue to run online meetings and provide support for sheep faeces sample testing over the winter months.

Watch now – Using the Fluke App Data with your Vet2020-08-24T11:35:19+01:00

On-farm Liver Fluke Event – 11th June 2019 (Cumbria)

2019-05-16T16:40:23+01:00

The Farmer Network invite you to an on-farm event about Liver Fluke in Cumbria.

Date: Tuesday 11th June 2019

Timings: 17:30 – 20:00

Venue: Meet at the Keswick Climbing Wall, Goosewell Farm, Burns, near Keswick, CA12 4RN

At this event farmers will learn what the Hill Sheep Health North Project has been investigating with a group of farmers in Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales. We will also hear from national liver fluke specialist researchers Dr Philip Skuce (Moredun Research Institute) and Dr Rhys Jones (Aberystwith University) on methods to help control liver fluke and avoid resistance to flukicides.

For Bio-security reasons please wear clean footwear and clothing.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL AND PLACES ARE LIMITED

To book, please contact: The Farmer Network, Tel: 01768 868 615 or email: info@the farmernetwork.co.uk

Supper provided.

On-farm Liver Fluke Event – 11th June 2019 (Cumbria)2019-05-16T16:40:23+01:00

On-farm Liver Fluke Event – 10th June 2019 (North Yorkshire)

2019-09-16T11:15:16+01:00

The Farmer Network invite you to an on-farm event about Liver Fluke in North Yorkshire

Date: Monday 10th June 2019

Timings: 18:00 – 20:00

Venue: Cogden Hall, Grinton, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL11 6HT

At this event farmers will learn what thr Hill Sheep Health North Project has been investigating with a group of farmers in Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales. Fiona Lovatt will lead a workshop on controlling liver fluke and avoiding resistance to flukicides. Fiona is a veterinary clinician with particular interest in research of sheep flock health issues and in transferring research findings to the veterinary profession and the sheep industry.

For Bio-security reasons please wear clean footwear and clothing.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL AS PLACES ARE LIMITED.

Please contact Carol Moffat at The Farmer Network on 01539 621 602 or email: carol@thefarmernetwork.co.uk

Supper provided

On-farm Liver Fluke Event – 10th June 2019 (North Yorkshire)2019-09-16T11:15:16+01:00

Find us at NSA North Sheep – 5th June 2019

2019-09-16T11:14:20+01:00
(Photo credit: NSA North Sheep 2019)

Find us at the NSA North Sheep Event taking place on Wednesday 5th June 2019, New Hall Farm, Rathmell, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 0AJ

The Farmer Network will have a stand at the NSA North Sheep event where members of the team will be on hand to talk about Hill Sheep Health North and liver fluke disease in more detail.

Please join us at Stand No: TBC

For more details, please visit: https://www.nationalsheep.org.uk/northsheep/

We look forward to seeing you there!

Find us at NSA North Sheep – 5th June 20192019-09-16T11:14:20+01:00
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