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Date Posted: 23.05.2024

SCOPS Nematodirus Forecast gives confidence in low-risk year

While the cold and quite often wet weather in early spring made lambing harder work than usual in many parts of the UK, the Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep...

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Date Posted: 17.05.2024

Now is the time to start faecal egg counts (FECs) on February and March-born lambs,...

While roundworm activity so far this season has been relatively low, the Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) Group says the recent temperature increase means this could change quickly...

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Date Posted: 04.04.2024

Consultation on Cattle Identification and Traceability in Scotland

The consultation on cattle identification and traceability in Scotland is now live. This consultation will seek views on various topics surrounding cattle identification and traceability. The consultation will also seek...

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Date Posted: 28.03.2024

SEFARI Education Booklet 2024

This booklet is dedicated to sharing science education resources created across SEFARI which cover a variety of Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture (ENRA) topics, are free to access, and were...

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Date Posted: 27.03.2024

Practical advice issued for users of the SCOPS Nematodirus Forecast

Wide fluctuations in temperature, weather patterns and topography means the nematodirus threat continues to be hugely variable for sheep flocks up and down the UK – which is why the...

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Date Posted: 19.03.2024

New Moredun Foundation Regional Board in Northern Ireland

The Moredun Foundation, a leading farming animal health charity, is delighted to announce the establishment of a new Regional Board in Northern Ireland. This new board will play a pivotal...

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Date Posted: 06.03.2024

SCOPS updates widely-used tool for sheep producers

The Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) group is pleased to release the newest version of its popular ‘Know Your Anthelmintics Groups’ guide, which is a free and widely-used...

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Date Posted: 27.02.2024

DEFRA: Vet Attestation – Requirement for livestock entering the food chain which may be exported...

To Livestock Producers, If you are not part of a qualifying assurance scheme and have not yet received a vet visit and Vet Attestation Number (VAN), very shortly your business...

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Date Posted: 27.02.2024

SCOPS urges producers to carefully consider which ewes to worm this lambing time

Sustained wet weather has put ewes under pressure this winter, meaning loss of body condition score (BCS) will be a valuable guide when deciding which ewes to worm around lambing....

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Date Posted: 22.02.2024

OPTICK – Survey on ticks and tick-borne diseases in UK farmlands

OPTICK is a large multi-institution Defra-UKRI funded project focused on understanding and mitigating the changing burdens and impacts of tick-borne diseases in UK farmland. It runs from 2023-2026. We invite...

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