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Intervet assists farmers in toxoplasmosis checks

9th January 2008

Intervet has announced an initiative to help farmers tackle toxoplasmosis among ewes.

The company has relaunched the Barren EweCheck, a project which allows concerned farmers to take blood samples to their vet for free analysis to check if toxoplasmosis is the cause of high levels of single lambs, seemingly barren ewes or abortion.

Its service is available until the end of March for any farmers with more than 100 ewes.

Company spokeswoman Debbie Clark told Farmers Weekly that last year the Barren EweCheck revealed up to 73 per cent of flocks had been exposed to the disease – a record number.

Last year, Intervet urged farmers to consider vaccinating their entire flock and then any replacement females and called upon them to take action prior to tupping to reduce the risk of birthing complications and abortion.

Intervet is one of Britain’s biggest animal health companies. It researches, develops and manufactures drugs and treatments for both companion and farm animals.

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