Fluke

Fluke-mapping research has the potential to revolutionise treatment

Fluke-mapping research has the potential to revolutionise treatment

Research underway at Aberystwyth University has the potential to revolutionise fluke control by reducing dependence on anthelmintic drugs. The two-year...

May 2, 2021

‘Farmers need to test for rumen fluke this year’

‘Farmers need to test for rumen fluke this year’

Farmers need to test cattle for rumen fluke as only certain doses will cure the disease, according to east-Galway Veterinary...

October 7, 2016

How to control parasites at grass for beef suckler herds

How to control parasites at grass for beef suckler herds

One of the common reasons for lack of thrive in young beef cattle at grass is parasitic infection, according to...

May 4, 2015

How to assess the liver fluke risk on your farm

How to assess the liver fluke risk on your farm

Liver fluke can affect cattle of all ages, including cows, according to Animal Health Ireland (AHI). Fluke burdens can be monitored...

May 3, 2015

North West farmers warned of liver fluke threat

North West farmers warned of liver fluke threat

Livestock farmers in the North West should be particularly vigilant for signs of liver fluke this winter according to the...

January 3, 2015

Department of Agriculture warns farmers to remain vigliant on fluke

Department of Agriculture warns farmers to remain vigliant on fluke

The Department of Agriculture, has issued advice to farmers about the predicted risk of disease caused by liver fluke infection...

November 28, 2014

Liver fluke costs Irish farmers €90m every year

Liver fluke costs Irish farmers €90m every year

Liver fluke disease causes annual losses estimated to be around €2.5 billion to livestock and food industries worldwide and is...

November 20, 2014

Teagasc liver fluke research to feature on ‘The Science Squad’

Teagasc liver fluke research to feature on ‘The Science Squad’

Teagasc research will feature in three episodes in the upcoming series of The Science Squad on RTÉ One television. In...

October 27, 2014

Fluke still affecting 1 in 5 animals despite dry year

Fluke still affecting 1 in 5 animals despite dry year

Figures from the Department of Agriculture on liver condemnations for the first seven months of 2014 show that in older...

October 15, 2014

Teagasc to provide free liver fluke testing

Teagasc to provide free liver fluke testing

Teagasc is undertaking a research project to establish levels of liver fluke on Irish farms and will provide free liver fluke testing...

September 8, 2014

Liver Fluke affects nearly 1 in 4 British Cattle

Liver Fluke affects nearly 1 in 4 British Cattle

Liver fluke in cattle is on the rise according to the latest official data released by the Food Standards Agency....

May 22, 2014

Liver fluke control on organic farms

Liver fluke control on organic farms

Liver fluke can be a big threat on organic farms, causing considerable animal health and welfare issues and significant economic...

February 13, 2014

BTAP herd health plan getting results

BTAP herd health plan getting results

At a recent beef seminar organised by Slaney Foods positive results from the Beef Technology Adoption Programme (BTAP) were outlined...

January 2, 2014

Is there a Liver Fluke problem on your farm?

Is there a Liver Fluke problem on your farm?

At a recent beef seminar on animal health issues organised by Slaney Foods a number of well-known professionals in the...

December 20, 2013

Poor animal health and diseases cost money

Poor animal health and diseases cost money

“Anything farmers can do in terms of improving animal health will have a knock-on impact on profitability,” stressed Steven Conroy...

December 14, 2013

Slaney outlines new disease monitoring system

Slaney outlines new disease monitoring system

At its beef seminar in Tullow, Co Carlow last night, Wexford-based Slaney Foods outlined to farmers and vets developments in its new disease monitoring scheme....

December 13, 2013

National disease genetics database key for herd health

National disease genetics database key for herd health

Genetics is key for animal health and ultimately profit for suppliers and processors. This is according to Joe Flaherty, chief...

December 13, 2013

No ‘Fluke’ as Tyndall nukes parasites with innovative toolkit

No ‘Fluke’ as Tyndall nukes parasites with innovative toolkit

Tyndall National Institute has today announced the development of a new diagnostic toolkit – Flukeless – to help in the...

December 12, 2013