If you’re a farmer, vet or animal health advisor working in the sheep farming industry the new Zoetis STARTECT® website is for you.
The site is full of materials to help you in the fight against worm resistance, including educational videos, and useful information on the benefits of dual active wormers. All of the reference materials and advice is free to access.
Plus, you can beat the resistant worms with our new STARTECT Knockout game -- win an iPad Mini if your score is high enough to top the Hall of Fame.
The problem with worm resistance
Worm resistance is a substantial problem on our farms. Find out just how much it costs the UK farming industry every year in our Cost of Resistance infographic.
As the infographic shows, STARTECT is the Dual Active Knockout Drench with two active ingredients. It, therefore, benefits from additive efficacy giving greater than 99% efficacy, STARTECT is effective against worms resistant to other anthelmintics, which will improve lamb growth rate and farm profitability. It also delays the development of resistance, giving you long term drench performance . Visit the new website to:
We know how frustrating worms are. Don’t you just want to knock them all out? Well, now you can, with our fun interactive game. Visit the site to play our ‘whack-a-worm’ game. Earn points for hitting the worms, but lose them if you accidentally whack a sheep.
The three winners will be selected on 08:59 on 6th September 2016. Read the full Terms & Conditions here.
View our latest tweets about sheep farming on the website or join the conversation directly by tweeting us at @Sheep_Farmers, or find us on Facebook at Sheep Farmers, and use the hashtag #STARTECT. We want you to share the score you get in our all-new STARTECT® Knockout game, so go Whack’em and let us know!
STARTECT® contains derquantel and abamectin, POM V. For further information please refer to the product SPC, or contact your veterinary surgeon or Zoetis UK Ltd, Walton Oaks, Dorking Road, Walton on the Hill, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 7NS. Customer Support 0845 3008034. www.zoetis.co.uk. Always seek the advice of your medicines provider. Use medicines responsibly (http://www.noah.co.uk/responsible).
Dave is an RCVS advanced practitioner in Sheep Health and Production. He qualified from the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College in 2004, working mainly as a production animal veterinary surgeon, until joining Zoetis (previously known as Pfizer Animal Health) in 2010 as an Area Veterinary Manager. In 2015 Dave joined the Zoetis National Veterinary Manager team.
Dave’s areas of interest are the health and production of sheep and the sustainable control of parasites in farm animals. He is the chair of the NOAH anti-parasitics committee and sits on various national cross industry bodies including the sustainable control of parasites in sheep (SCOPS) board.
Dave is from a farming background and still manages his own flock of pedigree Texel and commercial mule sheep on the Welsh-Shropshire border.