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Farming Connect events tackle fluke's growing menace.

FARMERS in Wales should be vigilant for liver fluke disease in sheep and cattle this autumn.

The latest NADIS Parasite Forecast is predicting a high risk period following a wet summer and pasture contamination.

Evasion strategies, such as avoiding poorly-drained ground, is recommended, while Merial Animal Health believes dosing sheep with triclabendazole is the best choice of treatment.

series of events across Wales to raise awareness of liver fluke, which can reduce liveweight gains by 10% in adults and 30% in lambs and calves, costing sheep producers an estimated PS25-PS30ph.

Dr Philip Skuce, of the Moredun Research Institute, and Prof Diana Williams, from Liverpool University, will examine the factors involved, fluke and explain the four-point plan for fluke control.

| Booking: Carys Thomas, 01970 631402 or carys.thomas@menterabusnes.co.uk.

DATES: Nov 1: Welshpool market, 2pm-4pm. Nov 1: Knighton Hotel, Knighton, LD7 1BL, 7.30pm-9.30pm. Nov 7: Gorwelion, Bala, LL23 7NW, 7.30pm-9.30pm Nov 8: Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon, LL55 1AY, 7.30pm-9.30pm.

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