Elanco is encouraging SQPs to visit the blowfly tracker on the farm animal health website for up-to-date blowfly strike reports throughout the country and to report cases of strike from their farmers, in order to warn other farmers.
The continued collaboration between Elanco Animal Health and NADIS (National Animal Disease Information Service) will bring sheep farmers real time updates on blowfly risk and reported strike cases with expert advice to help alert farmers, vets and industry professionals.
The trackers will include forecast and reported blowfly strike cases.
The first tracker will be put together with information from Dr. Richard Wall, University of Bristol, based on detailed Met Office data and will provide a Parasite Forecast outlining the blowfly challenge facing sheep across the different UK regions.
The interactive map, produced by Elanco, will highlight areas hit with blowfly strike in real time, to deliver the most comprehensive and immediate warning system.
The tracker can be found HERE.