TASAH – Parasite Control Consult (Cattle & Sheep) Training
As part of the Rural Development Plan, co-funded by the Irish government and the EU, funding has been provided for a Targeted Advisory Service on Animal Health (TASAH), in the form of a Parasite Control TASAH consult.
These farm visits, delivered by trained veterinary practitioners, will enable farmers to engage with their veterinary practitioner in the area of parasite control and the provision of best practice advice, with a view minimising the development of antiparasitic resistance. Veterinary involvement can assist in identifying non-effective treatments, reducing the frequency of treatments where necessary, and increase the capacity for monitoring and testing as part of a health plan.
To participate in the programme, PVPs must first complete training which is being offered by AHI. The training will have a focus on understanding the main factors influencing the development of resistance and farm-specific parasite control planning. The training is delivered in two stages. Stage 1 is an online module, which can be completed as a stand-alone continuing education activity. This covers diagnostics, planning, anthelmintic resistance, epidemiology and species differences in parasite risks. Stage 2 is a live webinar or in-person training focused on parasite control planning in both sheep and cattle. Both stages must be completed for a PVP to be considered trained in order to provide the Parasite Control TASAH to cattle and sheep clients.
If you are a veterinary practitioner interested in Parasite Control TASAH training offered by AHI please complete our Expression of Interest form or alternatively contact the AHI office on 071 9671928 for details. Currently we have two training dates available on the 14th of June in Adare and 12th of July in Portlaoise.