18th September 2013

Workshop to tackle scourge of liver fluke

Quality Meat Scotland is inviting farmers, and others involved in the industry, to a “fighting fluke” workshop on October 10th at Moredun Research Institute from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.

The workshop, which is free of charge and includes lunch, aims to look at the practical steps farmers can take to tackle the scourge of Liver Fluke which is proving a huge frustration to livestock farmers up and down the country.

The event will include an update on the current fluke situation and the key factors on farms which increase the risk of fluke problems.

The various options for tackling fluke will be reviewed at the meeting along with working example case study and a myth-busting questions and answers session.

The meeting will also include a visit to Moredun’s laboratories where there will be an opportunity to view fluke and the damage they can cause.  The day will include the latest advice on tackling the problem from some of the UK’s top fluke experts.

Charlotte Maltin, QMS Science and Innovation Manager, said the workshop would offer a valuable opportunity for livestock producers across the country struggling to tackle the problem of fluke.

“Liver fluke has become a major problem for livestock farmers and the fluke challenge was exacerbated by the summer of 2012 which was one of the wettest on record,” said Professor Maltin.

“Next month’s workshop will give farmers, and others involved in livestock production, an opportunity to benefit from the latest advice and to ask questions on how best to tackle the problem”.

To book a free place, please contact Kirsty at QMS via email: info@qmscotland.co.uk or by calling 0131 472 4040

Pic caption: Liver fluke has been a hot topic at recent monitor farm meetings. Pictured here is David Gibson, a vet with SRUC

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