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Endemic diseases
Raising awareness of sustainable management of liver fluke in sheep

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SHEEP farmers appear confused about the best course of action to take against liver fluke in their flocks, the results of a recent survey have revealed.

The survey was coordinated by the pharmaceutical company Elanco, and was conducted in conjunction with the Moredun Research Institute, Fiona Lovatt of the sheep veterinary consultancy Flock Health, and George Milne, sheep farmer and development officer for the National Sheep Association.

‘The objective of the survey was to discover the extent and impact of liver fluke on farm and identify the reality of how farmers, alongside vets and suitably qualified persons (SQPs), are managing this parasite,’ said Eugene Smyth from Elanco.

The responses from 220 sheep farmers from the UK …

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