Parasite Control 

Parasite control using appropriate strategies in cattle and sheep leads to significant benefits for animal health and welfare as well as improved productivity and increased profitability.


The range of management systems in place, the variation between animals in their ability to deal with infection and changing environmental conditions mean that controls should be tailored on individual units to deal with the relevant disease risks.


It is important to have a balanced approach to management practices and testing regimes, so that the use of anti-parasitics is optimised using the correct strategy, at the right time and on the appropriate animals.  Such an approach can reduce the overall use of anti-parasitics and thus reduce the selection for resistance to these medications. 

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Associated Programmes BVD Programme Johne's Disease Programme

Developed and led by Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute Agricultural and Rural Development AgriSearch Animal Health and Welfare NI The Association of Veterinary Surgeons Practicing in Northern Ireland College of Agriculture, Food & Rural Enterprise Dairy Breed Societies Livestock and Meat Commission National Beef Association Northern Ireland Agricultural Producers Association NI Livestock Auctioneers Association NIVA Ulster Farmers Union


Animal Health and Welfare NI, Unit 49, Dungannon Enterprise Centre, 5 Coalisland, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, BT71 6JT

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