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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Animal Health and Welfare NI (AHWNI) was formally launched in 2012. It is an industry-led, not-for-profit partnership between livestock producers, processors, animal health advisers and government.


Unit 49
Dungannon Enterprise Centre
2 Coalisland Rd
Co. Tyrone
BT71 6JT