20th December 2021
Wormer resistance is a growing problem on sheep farms in the UK, as in other countries. Recent data shows that on most farms, at least one and more usually two or three wormer groups are not having the expected impact on roundworms.
To help plan for the future, a new survey is being conducted by Queen's University Belfast and the Moredun Research Institute to gather information on what farmers are doing to control worms, what they think of wormer resistance and how to deal with it. There are 20 questions, taking approximately 20 minutes to complete.
SCOPS is urging all UK sheep farmers to take part in the survey that can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ShortSheepWorm2021
Results will be used to assess the state of play on wormer resistance in the UK: what farmers are doing well already to try to preserve wormer effectiveness, and where management could be improved. That will guide future education materials and other support, for example through SCOPS.
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