It can be hard to predict parasite activity, every year differs from the next, depending on many factors. This is why Zoetis created the Parasite Watch scheme to help sheep farmers across the UK share valuable parasite data, enabling them to make timely decisions on what to treat their flocks for.
Now in its third year, some of the farmers involved in the Parasite Watch scheme want to share their experiences…
John Yeomans, Newtown, Montgomeryshire
Peter Baber, Weir Park Farm, Devon
How can you benefit from Parasite Watch?
Parasite Watch was created to help sheep farmers across the UK. It enables them to share and monitor parasite data from farms across the country. Helping them decide when and what to treat for. To find out how you can get involved or for the latest parasite updates in your area visit www.parasitewatch. co.uk, or simply search Twitter, Facebook or Instagram for #ParasiteWatch.
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.