Barber Pole worm infection is a significant health issue in many Alberta flocks. The parasite can cause heavy mortality and production losses, due to anemia in infected sheep. As with many other internal parasites, the Barber Pole worm is showing increased resistance to existing de-worming medications, making it difficult to control. Alberta Lamb Producers (ALP) is very pleased that the new Elanco medication 'Flukiver' will soon be available to producers. The Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) has pushed for the development and approval of this product. Through check-off support of ALP, Alberta producers have contributed to the work CSF has done for this advancement.
Read the Elanco Canada press release about this product.