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Project Timeline

Project updates as they happen.
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June 2021

May 2021

January 2021

Farmers, vets, and the operational group meet online with Prof Diana Williams, Liverpool University, January 2021

Farmers, vets, and the operational group meet online with Prof Diana Williams, Chair in Veterinary Parasitology, Department of Infection Biology and Microbiomes, Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences, Liverpool University, 28th January 2021


Diana presented information on how the different […]

November 2020

August 2020

March 2020

Workshop – Identifying liver fluke at Post Mortem – 11th March 2020

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 […]

February 2020

January 2020

July 2019

May 2019

March 2019

February 2019

Liver Fluke Post Mortem

Video and photos resources taken from the Liverfluke post mortem evening at Bainbridge Vets, Leyburn, with Davinia Hinde Following the meeting that took place with Yorkshire Farmers in January, participants discussed feedback from their abattoirs, those that were able to get feedback had been ok so far. Farmers received the AHDB Beef and Lamb information booklets that give guidance on likely causes of damage to liver and other organs.

January 2019

Yorkshire and Cumbria farmer meetings in January

Eight farmers in Yorkshire and six in Cumbria met to discuss their experience with sheep health last year, their progress with the treatments App and findings from tests for the presence of liver fluke in their flocks. No-one had seen any signs of liver fluke in lambs last summer and over the autumn. The dry year had reduced numbers.

October 2018

A busy time of year

It’s a busy time of year for our participating farmers. In September and October breeding and store sheep are sold and bought at sheep sales all over the north every week. This year, because of low rainfall and Brexit uncertainty, […]

September 2018

Composite faecal egg count reduction tests

In August and September, farmers sent faecal samples from their flocks in to Liverpool University for the standardised composite faecal egg count reduction tests (FECRT). This test detects the level of efficacy of the flukicide Triclabendazole (TBZ). The dry season […]

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

Phone application to track Liver Fluke disease launched

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 […]

April 2018

Hill Sheep Health North website launched

14th April 2018

The Hill Sheep Health North website has now been launched. You can find out everything you need to know about the project right here. If you would like to sign up to newsletter updates, please contact Holly Jones: […]

Farmers share Liver Fluke Management Routines


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 […]

February 2018

January 2018

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