Use of Flukicides in Dairy Cattle

19/05/2020

Joint statement from the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) on the use of flukicides in dairy cattle...
 
Flukicides are anthelmintic veterinary medicines that are active against parasites from the trematode class. The most common parasite in this class is the liver fluke (Fasciola hepatica).

Vets, Suitably Qualified Persons (SQPs) and farmers are generally required to follow the instructions on the product labels; however, the prescribing decision rests with the vet, pharmacist or SQP. When prescribing, it is important to be aware of withdrawal period requirements specified on the labels and farmers should follow the advice given by the vet or the SQP.

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For information on flukicides check out the following topics on Vetlexicon Bovis: Image: Cercaria of Fasciola hepatica ©Wiley Blackwell

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