Liver Fluke Severity Forecast

Each year, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine advises farmers of the predicted risk of disease caused by liver fluke (Fasciola hepatica) infection in livestock based on advice received from the Liver Fluke Advisory Group.

Source: DAFM – Press Release, November 2016

The Disease Forecast

“The risk of disease due to liver fluke infection is high for most parts of the country apart from isolated areas of the east and southeast where there is a risk of occasional losses in untreated animals. This forecast is based on meteorological data provided by Met Éireann with regard to weather conditions last winter and rainfall during the summer and early autumn of this year.

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Read the full press release on the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s website