Project Duration: 3 years Project Team: Dr Mark Robinson, Dr Jason Barley and Dr Aurelie Aubry Background: Infections by parasitic fluke are an important animal health concern for livestock worldwide. Liver fluke (Fasciola hepatica) historically has been a major focus for producers. However, in recent years there has been an increase in the incidence of rumen fluke (Paramphistomes), resulting in acute disease and death in young sheep and cattle. The exact reasons for this increase in the incidence of rumen fluke is not fully understood. One contributing factor is thought to be the increase...

Organisations Involved: AgriSearch, AFBI, AHWNI, LMC, Farm Vet Systems (VetImpress) Funding: DAERA Research Challenge Fund (50%) Background: Antimicrobials have made a major contribution to the health and welfare of cattle. They are vital medicines for the treatment and control of bacterial infections in cattle. All farmers have a responsibility for the health and welfare of the animals on their farm. This is a joint responsibility with their veterinary surgeon to ensure the correct and appropriate use of antimicrobials, including antibiotics. Farmers and stock-keepers can play a major...