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XLVets Skillnet in collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health hosted an event that focused on all things parasitology, paying particular attention to dairy stock, dairy cows and young stock, but we will also cover some of the aspects related to sheep and beef farming.

This exciting event included a mix of on farm footage and live discussions with our panel of experts Donal Lynch, Slieve Bloom Veterinary, Offaly, will be joined by a panel of experts including vet Kieran O Mahony, Glen Veterinary Clinic, Tipperary, Sioned Timothy, Technical Services Manager with Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health and Eric Morgan, Professor in Veterinary Parasitology at Queen’s University Belfast.

Our experts looked at how you can identify parasite problems on your farm, how to control parasites in your animals and on grass, we also considered the impact of parasites on productivity and finally we took a closer look at Anthelmintic resistance, the impact and how you can manage it.

“Be proactive not reactive and use the resources at your disposal. These resources are going to increase considerably with the upcoming change in legislation and the parasite TASAH. Look at the bigger picture, think about why you are using that product and discuss this with your vet to create a treatment plan” Our panellist Kieran O Mahony, Glen Veterinary.

Watch the full event in the video below

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About XLVets Skillnet:
XLVets Skillnet, established in 2011, is the training subsidiary of XLVets Ireland. We are co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and our member companies.  Skillnet Ireland is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.  XLVets Skillnet deliver quality, practical and relevant training tailored to our members specific needs in both the veterinary and farming sectors, reaching over 3,500 individuals annually.

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