Liver Fluke Threat High

Liver Fluke Threat High

Monday, November 30, 2009

Liver Fluke Threat High

Liver fluke disease remains a serious threat over large areas of the country, following wet and warm autumn and early winter weather, according to the NADIS parasite forecast. Deaths due to acute disease will be continuing into the winter, and ill thrift and poor production due to chronic disease in the winter/spring and later, it warns.

In particular, the figures for all regions of Scotland continue to indicate a high disease incidence this season, while those for western England and Wales also indicate a significant risk of disease. Of course, localised areas that have remained wet for long periods over the summer and autumn will present a threat to livestock in any part of the country. Risks are also increased following the warm October temperatures.

For the full forecast and advice on treatment see www.nadis.org.uk/Current%20Bulletins/Parasite%20Forecast.pdf

 

 

 

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