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Liver Fluke talk presented by Iain Richards, Veterinary Ecologist at this year’s 160th Great Yorkshire Show

2018-07-19T15:00:37+01:00

Iain Richards MRCVS, Veterinary Ecologist, Cumbria joined by Joanne Briggs, Communications Manager and Policy Manager for England, National Sheep Association and Dr Amanda Carson from APHA to speak directly to farmers about an environmental approach to controlling Liver fluke.

Attendees included UK and European farmers with an congregation from Hungary who suffer similar issues.

You can download Iain Richard’s presentation here: Faciolosis GYS 2018

If you would like to learn more about the project, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liver Fluke talk presented by Iain Richards, Veterinary Ecologist at this year’s 160th Great Yorkshire Show2018-07-19T15:00:37+01:00

Event to showcase EIP-Agri across Europe

2018-05-14T16:39:49+01:00

14th May 2018

Kate Gascoyne, Carol Moffat (The Farmer Network) and Holly Jones (YAS) will present at the EIP-Agri event in York on the 20th and 21st June. The aim of the event is to:

  • Build on recent announcements that the Government wants to help farmers deliver sustainable food production and to enhance our environment.
  • Showcase examples of model farmers
  • Highlight the support there is available to assist farmers wanting to use innovation to grow their business.

Additionally, it will:

  • Provide an update on EIP-Agri England projects and opportunities
  • Bring Operational Groups together, to share knowledge and to provide sign-posting for them as to other resources available
  • Provide an update from the European Commission on programmes, funding and knowledge transfer and legacy.
Event to showcase EIP-Agri across Europe2018-05-14T16:39:49+01:00

Phone application to track Liver Fluke disease launched

2018-05-14T12:50:58+01:00

8th May 2018

The initial phone application which will support the data gathering process for Liver Fluke disease has now been developed and installed. The phone application will be rolled out farmers to begin data recording. It has been tested on latest iPhone and Android mobile devices. The app can support data recording without the need for internet access. Users are able to synchronise when online later. Captured data can be exported into excel for project analysis.

 

 

Phone application to track Liver Fluke disease launched2018-05-14T12:50:58+01:00

Farmers share Liver Fluke Management Routines

2018-05-14T11:33:16+01:00

 

1st April 2018

Hill farmers in the Cumbria and Yorkshire Dales groups have shared their liver fluke management routines and many have completed questionnaires with more details as the Hill Sheep Health North project starts to gain traction.

Some farmers will complete these after lambing and then will start to use the prototype phone App to help gather data about ongoing treatments. We plan to have on-farm meetings at the start of June for further discussion and to iron out any issues with using the App.

Farmers share Liver Fluke Management Routines2018-05-14T11:33:16+01:00

Liver Fluke specialist Iain Richards to speak Great Yorkshire Show

2018-05-14T12:19:45+01:00

12th February

We are delighted to confirm that Iain Richards BVSc CertVA CertSHP MVetSci MRCVS, Veterinary Ecologist, will be joining us at this year’s 160th Great Yorkshire Show to speak with farmers about Liver Fluke and the Hill Sheep Health North Project. Further details will be announced in due course. You can follow Iain on twitter here: @Lakesvet

Liver Fluke specialist Iain Richards to speak Great Yorkshire Show2018-05-14T12:19:45+01:00

Meetings held with Farmers to introduce Hill Sheep Health North project

2018-05-14T11:58:24+01:00

 

22nd and 23rd January

With special thanks to The Farmer Network, the first two farmer meetings held with farmers at Askrigg, Cumbria and Newton Rigg, Yorkshire, were a great success introducing the Hill Sheep Health North Project to the farming community.

Both groups were asked to identify key parasite problems, how they identify the problems and deal with the issues and how can farmers develop a better understanding of what to do.

Diseases identified included: Ticks, Foot rot – CODD, pneumonia, scab, lice and Parasitic Gastroenteritis to name a few. The groups discussed current flock treatments, how they record data now and next steps for the project.

Meetings held with Farmers to introduce Hill Sheep Health North project2018-05-14T11:58:24+01:00
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