Liver Fluke

Liver fluke symptoms and control measures

Liver fluke symptoms and control measures

Liver fluke is a parasitic disease of grazing animals caused by Fasciola Hepatica (a flat worm) and has a major...

October 2, 2021

Liver fluke incidents in beef cattle down in 2021

Liver fluke incidents in beef cattle down in 2021

The percentage of liver fluke incidents in beef cattle at slaughter has witnessed a reduction in cases this year when...

August 19, 2021

Has liver fluke been an issue on your farm?

Has liver fluke been an issue on your farm?

With the winter period now just a distant memory in the minds of farmers, it is important to take a...

May 14, 2021

Sheep management: Fluke control at this stage of the season

Sheep management: Fluke control at this stage of the season

It’s been a wet winter on farms across the country, and with sheep out grazing for much of this period,...

January 17, 2021

Highest risk value for liver fluke in Kerry and Cork

Highest risk value for liver fluke in Kerry and Cork

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), in collaboration with Met Éireann, has released its forecast of the predicted risk...

November 18, 2020

Tackling liver fluke this winter on cattle farms

Tackling liver fluke this winter on cattle farms

Liver fluke can be a major threat to beef farms, especially during the winter months. As housing has been taking...

November 14, 2020

Sheep management: Getting to grips with liver fluke

Sheep management: Getting to grips with liver fluke

The wet weather of late has meant that the threat of liver fluke is very much a concern for sheep...

October 25, 2020

How can farmers reduce the incidence of liver fluke in sheep?

How can farmers reduce the incidence of liver fluke in sheep?

Liver fluke (Fasciola hepatica) is known to cause severe clinical disease and death in sheep flocks throughout Ireland and can be...

September 29, 2019

Did you know you can now breed against TB and liver fluke?

Did you know you can now breed against TB and liver fluke?

New research means that you can now breed dairy and beef animals that have a greater resistance to a tuberculosis...

March 25, 2019

Department issues liver fluke forecast for winter 2018

Department issues liver fluke forecast for winter 2018

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has issued its advice for farmers of the predicted risk of disease caused...

November 21, 2018

Researchers warned not to let dry summer cause Liver Fluke complacency

Researchers warned not to let dry summer cause Liver Fluke complacency

Although overall, the risk of liver fluke infection this autumn and winter will be moderate across Northern Ireland, there will...

November 4, 2018

How prevalent was liver fluke in Irish cattle in 2017?

How prevalent was liver fluke in Irish cattle in 2017?

The extent to which Irish beef cattle are suffering from liver fluke, liver abscesses and pneumonia has been identified by...

March 8, 2018

Reducing exposure to liver and rumen fluke

Reducing exposure to liver and rumen fluke

Some 86% of condemned livers, in meat factories, were due to liver fluke, according to a recent trial conducted by University...

October 19, 2017

Revealed: Which county has the worst liver fluke record

Revealed: Which county has the worst liver fluke record

The extent to which Irish beef cattle are suffering from liver fluke has been identified by Animal Health Ireland (AHI)....

June 28, 2017

Department warns of high risk of liver fluke infection on livestock farms

Department warns of high risk of liver fluke infection on livestock farms

The Department of Agriculture has warned that the risk of disease due to liver fluke infection is high for most...

November 14, 2016

‘High risk of liver fluke infection in livestock in Northern Ireland this winter’

‘High risk of liver fluke infection in livestock in Northern Ireland this winter’

The overall risk of liver fluke infection in cattle and sheep this winter will be high across all areas of Northern Ireland,...

October 29, 2016

‘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

‘Suckler farmers are looking at sheep as a viable option’

‘Suckler farmers are looking at sheep as a viable option’

There is strong anecdotal evidence to suggest that Irish sheep numbers are increasing, according to Teagasc drystock advisor Martina Harrington....

September 28, 2016