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
Moredun scientists, in conjunction with international colleagues from COMBAR (COMbatting Anthelmintic Resistance in Ruminants), have developed a new animation in their entertaining series. “Test Don’t Guess” takes you through easy steps to monitor infections levels and assess anthelmintic efficacy in roundworm and liver fluke in your sheep and cattle.
Parasite infections are an economic, health and welfare concern in all livestock systems and are endemic in UK flocks and herds. Monitoring tools need to be used much more widely than they are at present if we are to control parasites sustainably, slow down the development of anthelmintic resistance, protect the treatments we have available and improve the efficiency of livestock production. “
Moredun, in conjunction with Elanco Animal Health, have released an engaging short animation in their entertaining series. “Stop the Creeps on Sheep” is a fun way to learn about the four main ectoparasites of sheep, which treatments are effective and how to use them for best effect. It clearly explains the different treatment options available and how to use these correctly to ensure treatments are effective.