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A series of meetings have been arranged by Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) to discuss new findings on the levels of anthelmintic resistance on farms in Wales.

Early results of survey work carried out on a sample of 25 farms suggest resistance to wormers is on the increase.

These include wormer treatments that were previously considered effective at eradicating parasites in sheep.

“Anthelmintic resistance means that a wormer loses effectiveness because a proportion of the worms survive treatment,” said Lynfa Davies, technical development executive at HCC.

See also: Resistance to wormers in sheep is on the increase in Wales

Meeting dates

Tuesday 28 April, 6pm, Lampeter Rugby Club SA48 7JA

Wednesday 29 April, 2pm, Conrah Hotel, Aberystwyth SY23 4DF

Tuesday 5 May, 6pm, Castle Hotel, Brecon LD3 9DB

Wednesday 6 May, 2pm, Welshpool Livestock Market SY21 8SR

Wednesday 13 May, 2pm, Eagles Hotel, Llanrwst LL26 0LG

“This is an important issue and will affect the sustainability of the sheep industry in Wales if not taken seriously.

“Knowing whether wormers are working effectively on your farm can be checked by undertaking a simple test with your vet.

“Using the correct treatments will increase productivity and save you money.”

Eurion Thomas from Techion who is carrying out the research on behalf of HCC will present the results in greater detail during the meetings at Lampeter, Aberystwyth, Brecon, Welshpool and Llanrwst.

Anyone interested in attending will need to register for the events by phoning HCC on 01970 625 050, texting their name and event venue to 07970 907 229 or sending an email to info@hccmpw.org.uk.