Category: Members’ news

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 11

BAVP winter meeting 2018: UPDATE

Abstract submission for the BAVP winter meeting 2018 has now been extended to Friday 30th November. If you are interested in submitting an abstract or attending please see our event poster for more details on registration fees, abstract submissions etc. This year’s BAVP winter meeting will be held on the 10th – 11th December at the …

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Sep 06

Climate change increasing the prevalence of harmful parasite, warn scientists

A rise in a parasite called liver fluke, which can significantly impact livestock production in farms in the UK and across the world, could now be helped by a new predictive model of the disease aimed at farmers. The tool, developed by University of Bristol scientists, aims to help reduce prevalence of the disease. Cattle …

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Sep 06

LIVER FLUKE 2018: A Sustainable Control Of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) and Control OF (cattle) Worms Sustainably (COWS) joint statement

Sheep and cattle farmers warned dry summer may not have killed off liver fluke The Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) and Control of Cattle Parasites Sustainably (COWS) groups are urging sheep and cattle farmers to not be complacent about liver fluke this autumn. It would be wrong for producers, the groups say, to …

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Aug 10

BAVP winter meeting, Cambridge, 10 – 11th December 2018

We are pleased to announce this year’s BAVP winter meeting will be held on the 10th – 11th December at the University of Cambridge. The main meeting themes will be Climate Change (10th December),  which will include a talk from Plenary speaker Dr Cyril Caminade from the University of Liverpool, and General Parasitology (11th December), …

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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

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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