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Keeping cattle can be labour-intensive at times, particularly when handling is required for things like paddock moves, TB testing, weighing or veterinary treatments.

Given the part-time nature of a lot of Irish cattle systems, time and convenience can govern a lot of decision-making on farms. When it comes to worming cattle, the temptation is there to opt for pour-on formulation products repeatedly, given their convenience.

Using the same ingredient class repeatedly, however, can act to accelerate the onset of potential anthelmintic resistance to that class among farm worm populations.

In a given season, best practice is to ensure that more than one wormer class is used if multiple treatments are needed or planned. Rotating in this way acts to eradicate any worms in the animal that have become resistant to a given wormer class.

Housing

Practically, pour-ons represent a convenient, effective option as a housing parasite treatment as they have a broad spectrum and work against both internal and external parasites. External parasites such as lice and mites are generally only issues while animals are indoors.

So, if pour-on is planned at housing time, while cattle are grazing and internal worms like stomach worms, gut worms and lungworm are our main concerns, using oral drench products like Albex 10% or Chanaverm Plus as needed would represent best practice.

Albex 10% and Chanaverm Plus are different active ingredient classes relative to clear wormer pour-on products.

Rotation in this way helps to ensure that all of our active ingredient classes remain effective for the future.

Learn more

Learn about the wormer classes

White wormer drench

Yellow wormer drench

Watch the video in full below

Keeping cattle can be labour-intensive at times, particularly when handling is required for things like paddock moves, TB testing, weighing or veterinary treatments.

Given the part-time nature of a lot of Irish cattle systems, time and convenience can govern a lot of decision-making on farms. When it comes to worming cattle, the temptation is there to opt for pour-on formulation products repeatedly, given their convenience.

Using the same ingredient class repeatedly, however, can act to accelerate the onset of potential anthelmintic resistance to that class among farm worm populations.

In a given season, best practice is to ensure that more than one wormer class is used if multiple treatments are needed or planned. Rotating in this way acts to eradicate any worms in the animal that have become resistant to a given wormer class.

Housing

Practically, pour-ons represent a convenient, effective option as a housing parasite treatment as they have a broad spectrum and work against both internal and external parasites. External parasites such as lice and mites are generally only issues while animals are indoors.

So, if pour-on is planned at housing time, while cattle are grazing and internal worms like stomach worms, gut worms and lungworm are our main concerns, using oral drench products like Albex 10% or Chanaverm Plus as needed would represent best practice.

Albex 10% and Chanaverm Plus are different active ingredient classes relative to clear wormer pour-on products.

Rotation in this way helps to ensure that all of our active ingredient classes remain effective for the future.

Learn more

Learn about the wormer classes

White wormer drench

Yellow wormer drench

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Aug