Worm control in sheep

As the UK sheep industry has become more reliant on pastures grazed only by sheep, dependence on anthelmintics (wormers) has increased. This manual, produced by the Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) group gives an overview of how to control worms effectively and responsibly.

The heavy use and misuse of anthelmintics leads to the development of drug resistance in sheep. Farmers must act now to control worms effectively and limit resistance build-up. The guide covers: 

  • The need for worm control 
  • The impact of anthelmintic resistance (AR)
  • Worm species and their life cycles

It also includes key actions which farmers must take to successfully control worms in sheep.