Moredun, in conjunction with Elanco Animal Health, have released an engaging short animation in their entertaining series. “Stop the Creeps on Sheep” takes you through the four main ectoparasites of sheep. It clearly explains the different treatment options available and how to use these correctly to ensure treatments are effective.
The ectoparasites concerned, sheep scab, lice, ticks and blowfly, cause economic, health and welfare concerns in sheep production systems and are endemic in UK flocks. Lack of clear knowledge of the treatments available, and which are effective against each parasite, can lead to control measures not being fully effective. This is very important for both short and long-term parasite control. Using the wrong treatment for any one parasite can leave you with serious welfare and production problems and using any product incorrectly can select for resistance within the parasite groups.
Created by the talented Selina Wagner of Ping Creates, this animation describes, in a fun and entertaining way, which product groups are effective for each parasite, and how to use them to effectively control those parasites.
Matt Colston, Ruminant Technical Consultant at Elanco Animal Health said, “I must give Selina full credit for tackling what can be a confusing subject, and presenting the information in such a clear, concise and entertaining way.”
Dr Beth Wells, Knowledge Exchange Specialist at Moredun said, “It has been great working with Elanco and Ping Creates to put together this animation, with its fun graphics and clear messages. We have found using animation to communicate complex information is valuable in terms of increasing understanding and engagement.”
To view this animation, and any others in the series, please visit Moredun‘s website.
This animation was funded by Elanco and the Moredun Foundation.