Anthelmintic resistance is a serious and increasing threat to the health and welfare of livestock. If unchecked, it could lead to existing anthelmintics becoming ineffective with a potentially catastrophic impact on animal welfare and production. 

The use of anthelmintics must be judicious and incorporated within a farm specific strategic anthelmintic plan based on sound scientific principles, recognising that every application will increase the risk of possible development of resistance to anthelmintics. 

BVA position statement on anthelmintics and anthelmintic resistance in livestock (PDF 137 KB)

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