We were delighted to work with Selina Wagner, the creative force behind Blobina Animations, to bring these key livestock health messages to life.
Parasites are major contributors to poor animal health and welfare and can result in significant production losses. "War of the Worms" highlights the important elements involved in the development and spread of anthelmintic resistance as well as the crucial messages on sustainable methods of worm control.
The liver fluke is a parasitic flatworm that can cause significant disease and production losses in grazing animals. This short animation introduces you to liver fluke, as well as how to prevent it from spreading.
"Biosecurity" means taking steps to prevent the introduction and spread of infectious disease on the farm. This leads to increased production efficiency, creates better animal welfare, reduces the use of anti-microbials and wormers, and creates safer, healthier food. Highlighting the key biosecurity messages that are a critically important part of disease prevention and control, "Battle of the Bugs" focuses on sheep scab and BVD as examples of biosecurity in practice and its importance to farm profitability. This animation builds on the Biosecurity Big 5 project - an initiative lead by Moredun and Crown Estate Scotland.
"Stop the Spread" builds upon the sheep scab information from the "Battle of the Bugs" film. Sheep scab is a highly contagious disease caused by a mite that causes a plethora of problems for the animal.This short animation highlights the key biosecurity messages that are a critically important part of preventing and control this contagious ectoparasite.
Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) is a highly contagious viral disease of cattle. It is one of the most costly cattle disease in the world, causing a variety of illnesses that can result in death. This animation describes the problem that farmers face in the battle against BVD, and what preventative measures can be taken to combat it.
Cryptosporidiosis is the disease caused by infection with protozoan parasites called Cryptosporidium. The disease causes production losses in livestock farming and can also be a significant cause of disease and morbidity in humans; especially in the young, elderly or immune-compromised individuals. This animation highlights how to 'Control the Crypto'
Funded by the BBSRC and the Moredun Foundation