Back in February, the Irish Medicines Board decided to limit the range of fluke products which can be administered for use in dairy cows.
The consequences of that decision have been highlighted by Waterford ICMSA Chairman Tom Ahearne who has spoken of concern among local farmers regarding a potentially inadequate range of available treatments for herds.
“Given that the Irish Medicines Board and Food Safety Authority of Ireland stated at that there were no concerns from a public or animal health viewpoint, we believe it would be appropriate to carry out a review to determine whether further products could be used for the treatment of fluke in dairy cows,” he said.