Farmers warned that hatch of parasitic worms is happening earlier this year

nematodirus parasitic worm
nematodirus parasitic worm
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With such a mostly balmy spring it is not just sap that is rising.

SAC vets are warning a hatch of parasitic worms is happening earlier this year, putting lambs at risk of the potentially fatal digestive irritation.

Sheep farmers are being urged to select the appropriate anti-worm treatment and investigate any unexplained lamb deaths with the help of their vets and SAC.

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