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ACMC Tip: Give Sows an Annual Worm Check

by 5m Editor
2 June 2011, at 9:11am

UK - For pig herds using Vetscore monitoring the presence or absence of 'milk-spot' livers gives very useful information as to the prevalence of ascarid worms on the farm, says Paul Thompson, veterinary consultant to pig-breeding company ACMC Ltd.

However, it does not give any information as to the status of the sows.

Dr Thompson recommends, therefore, that faecal samples are screened at least annually for worm eggs to give an indication as to the level of any infestations and the efficacy of the worming programme.