Parasite control a tricky business

Long, Jonathan
March 2007
Farmers Weekly;3/23/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 12, Special Section p3
Trade Publication
The author reflects on issues related to the control of livestock parasites. According to the author, increasing levels of anthelmintic resistant worms in the sheep population in Great Britain only serve to highlight the danger over-reliance on a product or group of products can bring. He states that taking time to formulate a parasite treatment plan will be a worthwhile and effective way of ensuring correct treatments are used in an appropriate manner.


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