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.