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Parasite control - what do I need to dose for?

Natascha Meunier from Animal Health Ireland is on this week’s Beef Edge podcast to discuss parasite control, managing resistance on farms and the Targeted Advisory Service on Animal Health (TASAH).

As part of the TASAH, a Parasite Control TASAH consult between trained veterinary practitioners and their clients will continue to be available for 2023. This is a free and voluntary programme supported as part of the Rural Development Plan 2014-2022, co-funded by the Irish government and the EU. All Irish herds and flocks are eligible to take part in the programme for 2023. 

Farmers nominate a trained Private Veterinary Practitioner (PVP) to carry out a herd or flock visit to look at various aspects of parasite control management on farm. The PVP will make recommendations and will conduct two faecal egg count tests for roundworms (stomach or gut worms). There is no cost to the herd or flock owner, as this is fully funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

All herd and flock owners who were registered in 2022 will be automatically re-enrolled for 2023 and be eligible for a visit. New registrations are welcome for further details, click here. For more episodes from the Beef Edge podcast, produced on behalf of Teagasc by LastCastMedia.com, visit the show page.