It is extremely important to identify parasites accurately in
order to use the correct treatment on the animals. Dr Peter
Bates Ph.D., M.R.S.B., C.Biol., F.R.E.S. is a Parasitologist
with over 40 years’ experience. He has had a ‘hands-on’
approach to research into diseases of sheep, particularly
scab and other ectoparasites. In this editorial, Mr Bates
introduces the history of plunge dipping, products used,
advantages and solutions.