Liver Fluke – An Impact on More than Welfare

A particularly warm and wet start to summer in 2017 may result in a greater risk of liver fluke disease this autumn, meaning UK farmers must be ready to take action, says Rachel Mallet, Territory Manager at Bimeda. Fascioliasis is the name given to the disease caused by the liver fluke parasite, which may be caused by the migration of fluke through the liver tissue, causing damage, and the presence of the adult flukes in the bile duct; fascioliasis has a significant impact not only on the welfare of the stock but also on their productivity