Sheep farmers wanted for anthelmintic resistance project

Hybu Cig Cymru are looking for sheep farmers to take part in a new project investigating levels of anthelmintic resistance for roundworms and liver fluke. The project starts this autumn and farmers who are chosen to take part will receive results along with advice on future treatment protocols.

John Richards from HCC said: “Anthelmintic resistance continues to be an increasing problem on sheep farms in Wales.

“Many farmers are unsure of the anthelmintic resistance status on their farm, which can be severely limiting to the performance of their enterprise.

“Knowing if the farm has a resistance issue can mean that treatment can be targeted with the assurance that any medicines administered will have the desired effect.”

Mr Richards said this would help boost animal health and performance while ensuring anthelmintics are used effectively.

To register interest contact John Richards on 01970 625 050 or email

The closing date for registration is Friday 12 September. Results of the study will be published next spring.

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