Animal Health Ireland (AHI) have launched a newly developed Parasite Control Targeted Advisory Service on Animal Health (TASAH) for 2022. The purpose of this service is to facilitate discussions and planning between farmers and their veterinary practitioners on the best practices around parasite control and trying to minimise the further development of anthelmintic resistance. Resistance is a growing concern and is considered present when wormers no longer kill the target parasites and have become less effective. Parasite resistance and control is a complex problem and requires planning tailored to specific farms. A ‘one size fits all’ approach is not effective for parasite control.
For this reason, AHI encourages a parasite control plan that considers parasite factors, weather, testing, grazing and farm management for an individual farm.
This can assist farmers by funding a veterinary farm visit and two faecal egg counts and is open to all cattle and sheep farms in Ireland. Farmers can register on the AHI website and they will need to nominate a trained participating veterinary practitioner to conduct the visit. Over 350 veterinary practitioners have been trained across Ireland and more training will become available soon.
If you wish to find out more information about this programme please visit the Animal Health Ireland website at the link Parasite Control TASAH Consult