It is predicted that there will be a high risk of liver fluke this autumn, particularly in the west of the country. Based on the timing of sheep deaths in previous high risk years, sheep at risk should ideally be treated by the beginning of November. Early investigation of any sudden deaths will help prevent further losses.
Cattle are also likely to be at higher risk so, depending on management, discuss with your vet the best time to treat or the option of taking dung samples to determine whether they need to be treated or not.
Heather Stevenson, firstname.lastname@example.org
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