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Oct 29

Moredun’s animation series

Building on the success of their ‘War of the Worms’ animation, BAVP colleagues at the Moredun Research Institute have produced a series of educational animations on: Anthelmintic resistance (War of the Worms) Liver fluke (Fight the Fluke) Biosecurity (Battle of the Bugs) Sheep scab (Stop the Spread) https://www.moredun.org.uk/foundation/outreach/animation-series

Oct 22

Best practice equine endoparasite control

Following the discontinuation in the UK of the only single active praziquantel product for equine tapeworm treatment, BAVP member Prof. Jacqui Matthews from the Moredun Research Institute has teamed up with Westgate Labs and Equisal to produce a guide on best practice for strategic equine endoparasite control. See Equisal’s press release for more details. The …

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Oct 17

SCOPS: Latest liver fluke warning urges sheep and cattle farmers to ‘keep on your guard’

From: scops.org.uk The Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) and Control of Cattle Parasites Sustainably (COWS) groups are urging sheep and cattle farmers not to take their eyes off the ball when it comes to the liver fluke threat risk this autumn. While liver fluke burdens on pasture are expected to be much lower than …

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Oct 04

Job advert: Soay Sheep Project x2

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Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/arje/ CC-BY 2.0 2 Positions available at the Moredun Research Institute, working on the Soay sheep project (http://soaysheep.biology.ed.ac.uk/) on a new NERC funded project, with a great collaborative team. RA/Lab manager: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BNA771/research-assistant-lab-manager (Deadline 17th October) Postdoc: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BNC020/post-doctoral-research-associate (Deadline 29th October)

Apr 08

SCOPS press release: New research shows sheep farmers can save money at lambing time and safeguard the future of their flocks

20th March 2018 Anthelmintic treatment of ewes around lambing time, often with long-acting products, has become common practice on UK sheep farms. However, new independent UK research carried out over three years by the Animal Plant and Health Agency (AHPA) and funded by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has found no advantage in blanket worming …

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Apr 08

BAVP annual meeting, Aberystwyth 10-11 April 2018

We are relaunching the BAVP at the joint BAVP/BSP meeting in Aberystwyth on the 10th-11th April.  The Association has been dormant for a few years and we would like to encourage all members, old and new, to take part in our AGM, elections and logo design competition to get the new BAVP off to a good start. The …

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May 05

BAVP annual meeting 2016

It was fantastic to see so many old and new faces at the 2016 BAVP annual meeting which was held at the University of Bristol on the 14-15 April in the Wills Memorial Building and Museum & Art Gallery. Attendees represented the breadth of parasitologists in the UK including Universities, animal health companies, SMEs and the APHA. …

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Apr 08

Online forecast map warns sheep farmers about risk of nematodirosis in lambs

With spring fast approaching the parasite Nematodirus is a deadly threat to the lives of lambing flocks.  An online risk forecast could help UK sheep farmers assess the risk of outbreaks of the parasite in their lambs and take action before it is too late.  The forecast maps will be updated daily to track changes …

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Apr 08

BAVP meeting 14th-15th April 2016 – Programme and information

This year’s BAVP meeting will be held in Bristol on Thursday 14th pm (1-5) and Friday 15th April am (9-1), at the University of Bristol main precinct (Will’s Memorial building, Queen’s Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1RJ). Please find the programme below. The Will’s memorial building is next door to Bristol museum, and is easy to …

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Feb 15

BAVP 2016 – Bristol 14th-15th April

  We are pleased to invite you to this year’s BAVP meeting in Bristol on Thursday 14th (pm) and Friday 15th April (am), at the University of Bristol main precinct (Will’s Memorial building, Queen’s Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1RJ). The meeting will follow the traditional format of invited and submitted presentations on Thurs 14th (1-5pm), …

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