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THE importance of translating growing awareness of anthelmintic resistance among sheep farmers into practical action has been highlighted by the results of a survey conducted as part of the Farming Against Wormer Resistance (FAWR) campaign.
The FAWR campaign, which involves various farming organisations and is supported by Novartis Animal Health, aims ‘to encourage farmers to take action now against resistance, before wormer groups fail, to maintain wormer options and ensure productivity into the future’. The results from the survey of almost 400 sheep farmers were published last month and indicated that more than half of the respondents were aware of resistance being an issue in their area. However, according to Fiona Anderson, Novartis Animal Health's veterinary manager, they also indicated that there was some confusion about the best course of action.
‘Three-quarters of respondents …
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