Roundworm is topic at Alnwick

It is well known that the UK sheep industry is now facing an ever-increasing problem of roundworms, which show resistance to anthelmintic drugs.

A free evening meeting with local case studies designed to help sheep farmers achieve more effective control of these parasites will be held at Alnwick Rugby Club on Monday, November 14. During this meeting, Dr Fiona Kenyon from the Moredun Research Institute in Edinburgh will highlight a few simple steps which might make current worming strategies cheaper, more effective and less likely to result in a resistant worm problem.

Dr Kenyon will be joined by Graeme Reavley, vet to nearby Lilburn Estates, who will highlight the results of a Moredun worm control field trial that was carried out at Lilburn last year that resulted in cost and time savings and also boosted flock performance.

The meeting will be chaired by Ian Hall, general manager of Lilburn Estates and will begin at 7.30pm. Admission is free and open to all. For further information contact Maggie Bennett on 0131 445 5111.