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Sheep scab is estimated to cost the UK sheep industry £8m/year with 9% of sheep farmers experiencing at least one case every year. Vet Lee-Anne Oliver, from XL Vets’ Scott Mitchell Associates, looks at what can be done to prevent it becoming a problem this winter. Sheep scab is caused by the mite Psoroptes ovis and represents a significant risk to the health, welfare and productivity of sheep flocks, and the disease is more commonly seen in the winter months.  […]