Endoparasites (inside the animal) and ectoparasites (outside the animal) adversely affect animal health and performance. In this course the modules cover worms, flukes and lice.
Worms are becoming increasingly difficult to control using anthelmintics (wormers) and there is a growing problem of resistance for cattle and sheep farmers to understand and deal with. Fluke is a growing problem and condemnations of carcases have soared over the past 10 years. Lice are a particular problem in calves where they can cause irritation and anaemia.