In Spring 2022, AHDA launched a campaign to take a closer look at the prescribing process for POM-VPS products, with a particular focus on anthelmintic resistance.
A number of key industry groups and organisations are well aware of the challenge that anthelmintic resistance poses to farmers and the wider sheep industry, and have already put in place policies and procedures to manage this.
It is the responsibility of animal medicine prescribers, including AHDA members and their employees, i.e. RAMAs (SQPs), to provide accurate information on the correct combination of wormers to ensure resistance does not become a more prominent issue.
Therefore, with ‘a seat at the table’ on a national level, and the collective influence of its members, AHDA has set out a number of action points to improve animal health and welfare through managing resistance.