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27-05-2016 - - Farm - 0 comments
Blowfly strike - Sheep Newsletter

Recent surveys would suggest that 80% of UK flocks will have one or more cases of strike every year. This debilitating and painful condition not only results in a significant reduction in profitability, but also poses major health and welfare issues for the UK sheep industry. It is estimated that around 500,000 sheep will suffer from blowfly strike this coming season.


In the UK, blowfly strike or cutaneous myiases is usually caused by the common greenbottle fly, Lucilia cuprina. 

Our newsletter from the team at The George looks to highlight and tackle the problem for sheep farmers. 

 

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