Anthelmintics and the Environment – opening a whole can of worms?

P. J. Skuce*, David J. Bartley, JP Holland, Fiona Kenyon, DI McCracken, Roy Neilson, Beth Wells

*Corresponding author for this work

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A SEFARI Specialist Advisory Group was established in response to concerns from livestock farmers and agro-ecologists about the adverse environmental impacts of some frontline livestock worming treatments, which reach the environment either in the dung/urine of treated animals or as a result of inappropriate disposal. Information on potential environmental impacts is a prerequisite for approval of veterinary medicines in the UK, but that information is not easy to find or understand. Working with the two main industry-led groups (SCOPS and COWS) and the competent licensing authority in the UK (VMD), we aimed to collate available information and make it easier for farmers, vets and advisors to find and understand, so that they can make informed decisions around sustainable parasite control in the best interests of animal and environmental health.
Original languageEnglish
TypeSpecialist Advisory Group
Media of outputWebsite
Publication statusFirst published - 29 Mar 2022


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