Liver Fluke

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Health Testing

What is Liver Fluke?

Liver Fluke is a parasitic infection causing productivity losses in cattle. The infection risks are higher in the late summer and autumn during mild, wet temperatures.

Clinical Signs

  • Weight loss.
  • Reduced yields.
  • Diarrhoea.

Prevention & Management:

  • Strategic use of flukicide treatments outlined in vet herd health plans.
  • Monitoring the risk each season through industry updates.
  • Clostridial vaccination (please consult your farm vet).

What Testing Options Are Available For Liver Fluke?

Tests can be performed on bulk milk samples or individual serum samples.

Using milk to monitor for the 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.

The testing can be carried out quarterly or ad-hoc. It is best to discuss your requirements with your vet to assess which option best suits your herd.

To test your next available bulk milk sample, call or email us in the office. Alternatively, fill out the form below and someone from the office will contact you shortly to arrange the testing.

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