As farmers, vets and humans, we must accept the new challenges related to the treatment of parasites.
Because less today means more tomorrow.
Take action now to protect the efficacy of wormers, the health of animals under your care, the environment, the trust of consumers and herd profitability.
Resistance to wormers (anthelmintics)
The parasites (gut and lungworms) that infect cattle are developing resistance to treatment. In practice, this means that when applying a wormer (anthelmintic) to your herd, whilst you hopefully eliminate those worms that are susceptible to your chosen wormer (active ingredient), you potentially leave a population of worms that is resistant to that specific treatment to thrive. Treatment of animals that have ingested these resistant worms with the same wormer (active ingredient) then may fail. In the absence of vaccines or new molecules to offer protection, preserving the efficacy of current anthelmintics forms the cornerstone of managing worm infections, to protect animal health and welfare, while maintaining profitability.
Resistance is the unavoidable consequence of nematode control with anthelmintics. But some factors can accelerate the development of resistance:
- indiscriminate or overuse of wormers
- use of wormers with a long persistence of activity
- lack of refugia (a population of worms that are not resistant to the treatment of choice) due to poor refugia management
- dose and move strategy (all animals treated and then moved off the grazing onto clean pasture)
- lack of effective quarantine treatments
Today, routine and blanket use of anthelmintics is less and less sustainable as resistance is widespread and potentially increasing.
Take action now to protect wormer efficacy. Use a precise eprinomectin injectable solution and treat your dairy cows selectively.
- less opportunity for anthelmintic resistance development for more prolonged efficacy of existing molecules
Soil contamination by chemical residues has become an issue of increasing concern due to the potential impact on the environment, the toxicity to non-target species (e.g. dung beetles and aquatic life) and the potential risks for the future sustainability of farming.
Consumers and producers have an increasing awareness of the impact of animal treatments on the environment.
The effective control of worms is key to achieving better disease control and improving animal welfare. But routine, blanket use of anthelmintics is becoming less and less sustainable as it becomes more important to consider the environmental impact.
You can take action and preserve the health and productivity of your animals, while considering the environment! Using a precise injectable solution, only on selected cows could reduce the environmental impact.
- less impact on the environment through selective use for a more sustainable future.
General public interest in food safety has shown a marked increase over the past years. Consumers show much higher awareness and concern over food safety and origins because they are more attentive to their own health. As a result, consumers are more and more demanding and challenging of what they drink and eat. To maintain consumer’s trust our dairy industry must continue to adapt and respond appropriately.
The effective control of worms is a component of achieving better disease control and improving animal welfare. But care should always be taken to avoid residues in products for human consumption.
You can take action now and preserve the health and productivity of your animals, while protecting consumers’ trust. Use a precise injectable solution in dairy cows with a zero milk withdrawal period.
- less use of products with milk withdrawal period, more confidence in food safety.
Animal health and welfare
We share our world with billions of animals. Animals support economies, feed populations all around the world, provide precious nutrients and are crucial to our world with a growing population. Our world relies on healthy animals.
Disease control is mandatory to keep food-producing animals healthy and avoid unnecessary suffering. The effective control of helminths is key to achieving better disease control and improving animal welfare.
Today, routine, blanket use of anthelmintics is less and less sustainable as resistance is widespread and on the increase (Sangster 2018). Cattle health, welfare and production can be compromised by helminth infections and may be exacerbated in cows with a reduced ability to deal with these parasites.
You can take action now by adopting a selective treatment approach to protect your cows' health. Use a precise injectable solution and treat your dairy cows selectively.
- less parasite burden for more healthy cows
Productivity and profitability
As a dairy vets and farmers, there are new challenges and regulations to comply with whilst still needing to maintain productivity and profitability.
Sustainable disease control and effective control of helminths are an important component of good herd management. But routine, blanket use of anthelmintics can be costly and may no longer sustainable due to resistance development.
Take action now by adopting sustainable solutions that will secure your profitability. Use a precise eprinomectin injectable solution and treat your dairy cows selectively.
- less milk withdrawal periods, more income
- less unnecessary treatments, more profitability