Dairy cows grazing on grass on a sunny day© Tim Scrivener
Farmers are being urged to vaccinate cattle against lungworm ahead of spring turnout to prevent clinical disease this autumn. Vet Sotirios Karvountzis from XLVets’ practice Shepton Vets believes the case for vaccination is clear, considering anecdotal reports that clinical cases of lungworm or “husk” increased last autumn, while vaccine sales dropped. He explains: “Two of the largest pharmaceutical wholesalers in the UK saw a 4.2% drop in lungworm vaccine sales for the January to July period between 2015 and 2016. […]