ALERT KEY:Red = High Burden Alert |Amber = Medium Burden Alert |Green = Low Burden Alert
Now in its third year, Parasite Watch works to provide you with real-time data on parasite burdens. We’re working with 18 farms spread across the country in order to give a realistic view as to what’s going on in your area.
Results from the past two years clearly demonstrate that you can’t always rely on treating by calendar or what happened last year. Over the coming months we’ll be providing you with up-to-date data specific to your area so you can make accurate assessments on the parasite challenge you face. Using the latest technology for parasite detection we’ll provide you with insight into stomach worm, Nematodirus, Fluke and fly burdens in your area.
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North West The wintery weather has delayed the start of the parasite season, fluke may still be a risk on some farms, check back for further updates
North East The wintery weather has delayed the start of the worm season, however there are some high fluke burdens in the ewes, check your flock and treat as necessary
South West Some high egg counts in the ewes leading to an amber warning for pasture contamination for the lambs, some fluke burdens reported, check your flock and treat as necessary
South East Some egg counts in ewes, but a low risk at present, check back for further updates