Understanding the perception of biosecurity measures surrounding sheep scab disease and round worm control on the island of Lewis and Harris.

Carol Kyle, Stewart Burgess, Claire Hardy, K Lamont (Stephen), Dave Bartley, Lynsey Melville

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Abstract

The phrase ‘biosecurity’ was not commonly recognised, but when talking, some participants described good biosecurity practices.
“Best-fit” biosecurity practices are adopted on the island
Awareness of the issues, available diagnostics and control options for sheep scab and roundworm vary considerably
Few participants were familiar with the Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep recommendations (https://www.scops.org.uk/)
Leisure users were identified as a risk to livestock
Disease risks posed by wild geese and red deer are believed to be a threat to livestock (and human) health.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages16
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Publication statusPrint publication - 28 Oct 2022

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