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Parassist

Anyone who needs or recommends parasite control products knows their job is getting tougher. We can no longer rely on old strategies and tired routines. Here at Zoetis we realise that simplistic solutions are not delivering the answers you need. It’s time to change and bring in some new thinking.

Parassist is a completely novel approach to parasite control, bringing together tools, services and a portfolio of products to help you and your customers with decision making. We’ve also put together a dedicated team of highly respected vets working in the field of herd and flock health. They will partner with you to help you find innovative solutions to complex challenges and new protocols that are fit for purpose, customised to the season and your area.

Partner with Parassist for an altogether more professional approach to parasite control.

 

parasite watch

Parasite Watch

THE UK'S MOST COMPREHENSIVE PARASITE TRACKING SERVICE

Working with 18 farms to bring you the latest parasite risk information for your area.

Visit www.parasitewatch.co.uk for up to date insight into the stomach worm, Nematodirus, Fluke and fly burdens in your area.

KEY FACTS FLIES

Flies cause major economic production losses in livestock.

They reduce feed intake, reducing productivity and damage hides.

They attack, irritate and feed on cattle and other animals.

Flies can be involved in the transmission of diseases and blowflies are important due to the damage caused by their maggot stages.

Their life cycles are completed very quickly

Giving rise to very rapid population expansion.

A constant threat

Waves of different species attack stock throughout the grazing season and there is evidence that the season is getting longer and starting earlier.1

Different fly species appear at different times of the year meaning that flies are a constant threat.

Treat early and regularly throughout the grazing season.

FLIES - CATTLE

Nuisance flies can spread disease such as ‘pink eye’ and summer mastitis amongst cattle. Midges add to these, spreading diseases such as the Schmallenberg virus.

The production loss caused by flies can be up to 0.3kg a day growth rate loss and up to 0.5l a day milk loss by fly worry.2

TREATMENT

Choose a product that is right for your customer and their stock.

  • Can the farmer treat regularly and prior to the start of the fly season or do they require a season-long approach?
  • Will the farmer need to treat pregnant or lactating animals?
  • Will animals require more than one treatment when on the same pasture?

TREATMENT OPTIONS

FLY & LICE SPOT ON™

  • Controls both biting and nuisance flies
  • No vet assessment required
  • Up to 8 weeks protection from flies
  • Low-volume single dose - 10ml for all sizes of cattle
  • Active against Culicoides midges
  • Zero day milk withdrawal
  • Contains deltamethrin POM-VPS

DYSECT® CATTLE POUR-ON SOLUTION

  • Low 10ml flat rate dose
  • Lasts up to 4-5 weeks against nuisance flies
  • Lasts up to 8 weeks against the biting horn fly
  • Zero day milk withhold
  • Contains alphacypermethrin POM-VPS

FLECTRON™

  • Season-long fly control from a single tag
  • Easy to use with no need to re‑treat
  • Zero day milk and meat withhold
  • Contains cypermethrin POM-VPS

FLIES - SHEEP

In summer, blowfly are often the most economically important external parasite, do not underestimate the effects of nuisance and biting flies, including midges with the recent spread of Schmallenberg virus.

Studies have shown that fly worry has caused weight loss of up to 5.5kg over four to six days and it took up to 36 days to regain their original bodyweight.3

Wool production has also been shown to be reduced by blowfly strike by up to 26%, and this is thought to be stress-related.

TREATMENT

Choose a product that is right for your customer and their stock.

  • Does the stock require protection from nuisance and biting flies as well as blowflies?
  • Does your customer want their stock to have treatment for strike or solely prevention?
  • Will any of the animals be pregnant or lactating at the time of treatment?
  • Will the animals require more than one treatment when on the same pasture during the season?

TREATMENT OPTIONS

DYSECT® SHEEP POUR-ON SOLUTION

  • Treatment of blowfly strike (apply directly to site)
  • Prevention of strike for up to 10 weeks
  • Tick control for 8 to 12 weeks
  • Lice – one treatment normally kills all lice

FLY & LICE SPOT ON™

  • Ticks – control for up to 6 weeks
  • Lice and Keds – reduced incidence for 4-6 weeks
  • Blowfly strike treatment – apply directly to the maggot blown area

Ask our Experts

We’ve got a dedicated team of highly qualified veterinary surgeons to help you and your business meet the challenges your customers face throughout all seasons.

We’ve got a dedicated team of highly qualified veterinary surgeons to help you and your business meet the challenges your customers face throughout all seasons. Contact your local Account Manager and ask for our spring detailer to find out more about how the team can help.

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1. COLIN PENNY - 07775 740124colin.penny@zoetis.com

2. AURELIE MORALIS - 07557 076104aurelie.moralis@zoetis.com

3. ALLY ANDERSON - 07879 890851ally.anderson@zoetis.com

4. BEN HURST - 07881 011864ben.hurst@zoetis.com

5. KATE INGRAM - 07917 000697kate.ingram@zoetis.com 


Key Facts - Flies

Flies cause major economic production losses in livestock. 

They reduce feed intake, reducing productivity and damage hides. Their life cycles are completed very quickly giving rise to very rapid population expansion.

They attack, irritate and feed on cattle and other animals.

Flies can be involved in the transmission of diseases and blowflies are important due to the damage caused by their maggot stages.

Fly life cycle

Their life cycles are completed very quickly

Giving rise to very rapid population expansion.

A constant threat

Waves of different species attack stock through the grazing season and there is evidence that the season is getting longer and starting earlier.

A constant threat

Waves of different species attack stock through the grazing season and there is evidence that the season is getting longer and starting earlier.

Different fly species appear at different times of the year meaning that flies are a constant threat.

Treat early and regularly throughout the grazing season.

Flies - Cattle

Nuisance flies can spread disease such as ‘pink eye’ and summer mastitis amongst cattle. Midges add to these, spreading diseases such as the Schmallenberg virus.

 
  
Wool production has also been shown to be reduced by blowfly strike by up to 26%, and this is thought to be stress-related.

Key Facts - Flies

Flies cause major economic production losses in livestock. 

They reduce feed intake, reducing productivity and damage hides. Their life cycles are completed very quickly giving rise to very rapid population expansion.

They attack, irritate and feed on cattle and other animals.

Flies can be involved in the transmission of diseases and blowflies are important due to the damage caused by their maggot stages.

Fly life cycle

Their life cycles are completed very quickly

Giving rise to very rapid population expansion.

A constant threat

Waves of different species attack stock through the grazing season and there is evidence that the season is getting longer and starting earlier.

A constant threat

Waves of different species attack stock through the grazing season and there is evidence that the season is getting longer and starting earlier.

Different fly species appear at different times of the year meaning that flies are a constant threat.

Treat early and regularly throughout the grazing season.

Flies - Cattle

Nuisance flies can spread disease such as ‘pink eye’ and summer mastitis amongst cattle. Midges add to these, spreading diseases such as the Schmallenberg virus.

 
  
Wool production has also been shown to be reduced by blowfly strike by up to 26%, and this is thought to be stress-related.

References:
1. Wall & Ellse, Global change Biology (2010). 2. Jonsson et al (1999). Med. Vet. Entomology 13, p372-376.
3. Australian sheep animal welfare senate meeting 1985.

DYSECT® CATTLE POUR-ON SOLUTION 15 G/LITRE contains alphacypermethrin. For topical application to control flies and lice on cattle. POM-VPS

DYSECT® SHEEP POUR-ON 12.5 G/L POUR-ON SOLUTION contains alphacypermethrin. For the treatment and control of blowfly strike on sheep/lambs, and for the treatment of lice and ticks on sheep. POM-VPS

FLECTRONTM FLY EAR TAGS FOR CATTLE 935 MG contains cypermethrin (cis 50:trans 50). For the control of flies on cattle. POM-VPS

FLY & LICE SPOT ONTM contains cypermethrin (cis 50:trans 50). For the control of flies on cattle. POM-VPS

For further information see the SPC or contact Zoetis UK Ltd, Walton Oaks, Dorking Road, Walton on the Hill, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 7NS. Technical Services and Customer Support 0845 3008034.

Use medicines responsibly www.noah.co.uk/responsible. Date of preparation May 2018. AH305/18