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Resistant Liver Fluke Strains Now Available.

New for 2019, Ridgeway Research are now offering three strains of Triclabendazole resistant Liver Fluke. The three strains from Kilmarnock, Stornoway and Penrith have been Fully Profiled and proven to be resistant to Triclabendazole. The strains were only isolated in 2017 and since then have been passaged twice in ovine. We have a limited quantity available so please, if you are interested please contact us soon as possible to avoid missing out.

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RRL PATH Uganda Trip 2018

With heavy eyes and very full suitcases we started off for Bristol airport in the early hours. After pretty much a full day of travelling, sleeping, and planning we finally arrived in Kampala, with our PATH associates. We travelled to the hotel and settled down for (what was left of) the night. The next day consisted of getting some local Ugandan shillings, going to a local market and purchasing some local clothes and gifts and a lengthy working lunch/planning session…

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in vitro assays to help develop and maintain effective anthelmintic drugs to treat parasite infections in livestock

Liver Fluke update

Liver Fluke update With recent high rainfall to the West of Britain in 2017, there is a high risk of liver fluke (Fasciola hepatica) according to the National Animal Disease Information Service (http://www.nadis.org.uk/parasite-forecast.aspx). Colin Capner a recent addition to the staff at Ridgeway Research attended London Vet Show (LVS) during November where there were discussions on a wide variety of veterinary related topics including liver fluke control in sheep. As increasing numbers of vets and farmers experience concerns around possible…

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WAAVP

WAAVP   Maggie Fisher attended the International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Parasitology held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As usual it was a memorable scientific experience and a great opportunity to meet old and new faces alike. If you want to contact Maggie and gain further insight into how Ridgeway Research Ltd can help your business please use the contact form in the ‘contacts us’ section.  

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P4 Rapid at UK Dairy Day

P4 Rapid have a stand at the UK Dairy Day on the 13th September.   Come and meet the team on stand F32 and find out how P4 Rapid can help you. The fast, easy and accurate test for heat detection. They are also hosting a seminar entitled ‘What are the differences between heat detection methods?’ at The Sharing Knowledge Zone 1 at 12 noon presented by Maggie Fisher. Find out more about UK Dairy Day here

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The rising threat of anthelmintic resistance

The rising threat of anthelmintic resistance An anthelmintic (or wormer) is a drug used to destroy parasitic worms. Anthelmintic resistance (AR) is when worms become able to tolerate an anthelmintic and so survive a dose of a drug that would previously have killed them. The resistant worms pass this ability on to their offspring. And as more and more of the resistant worms survive, the rate at which resistance develops increases. A significant global concern AR is a growing problem…

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Worm egg counts for horses for effective equine worming strategies

Top 10 Tips for an Effective Worming Strategy

Our top ten tips for an effective worming strategy Most animals need to be wormed at some point. And many of us assume our animal will be protected if we worm it every three months, using the same off-the-shelf treatment. However, if we want to protect our animals effectively, we should all develop a far more considered approach to how we worm them. As we understand more about the effect different worms can have, and how they are developing resistance…

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