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11th December, 2017

Scanning cows reveals that flukicides are in short supply

On farm visits between Kilgarvan, Co. Kerry and Castletownbere, Co. Cork, reveals a common theme by farmers that they are unable to get hold of flukicides for the control of stomach and liver fluke. The farms we visit in this region consist entirely of suckler farmers. Over 80% of them have an associated sheep enterprise. Stomach and liver fluke have been blamed for poor thrive in cattle and sheep as well as many associated secondary diseases.