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Liver Fluke

What is it?

Liver Fluke is a parasitic infection causing weight loss, reduced yields and diarrhoea. Tests can be performed on bulk milk sample £6.20 + Vat or individual milk samples for £1.86 +Vat.
 

Why should you do it?

If you graze cattle then they could be at risk from liver fluke. The risks are higher in the late summer and autumn during mild wet temperatures.
 

What are the benefits?

Using milk to monitor for presence of liver fluke will help determine if further diagnostic tests are required before embarking on a treatment plan. Knowing the status and potential risk of an outbreak will help you decide what action to take and react quickly.
 

What is involved?

The tests are performed by an ELISA test and can be performed on milk recording samples or separate samples sent in using one of our testing kits.
The testing can be carried out on a quarterly basis or ad-hoc. It is best to discuss your requirements with your vet to assess which option best suits your herd.
 

What happens next?

If you’re an NMR recording customer, simply discuss the options with your NMR representative to bolt on the testing to your recording samples.

Or, if you’d like to take some additional samples yourself before your next milk recording, then please call the office to arrange the testing 01902 79920 and we’ll send you a sampling kit.