As part of Defra’s new Animal Health & Welfare Pathway in England, SCOPS is supporting the option for sheep farmers to carry out a worming treatment check for their flock.
A worming treatment check is a test to determine if an anthelmintic treatment (worming) has worked effectively. The faecal egg count (FEC) is used to look for eggs produced by roundworms present in the sheep before, and then after an anthelmintic treatment. This check tells you how effective the treatment was at reducing the roundworm population in this group of sheep.
- Download the SCOPS ‘User Guide to the Sheep Worming Treatment Check’ at the bottom of this page.
- Click here for the SCOPS ‘Know Your Anthelmintics’ guide.
- Click here for the SCOPS ‘Do you get the most from your worming treatments’ leaflet.
- Click here to watch the AHDB Better Returns and SCOPS ‘Taking faecal egg count samples correctly’ video.