Antiparasitic drugs are a group of medications used in the management and treatment of infections by parasites. Antiparasitic drugs include several classes of drugs that cover a broad range of diseases caused by parasites.

The RUMA Alliance and its member organisations have published advice on the responsible use of antiparasitic medicines in farmed species.

Below are a range of guidelines

Responsible use of antiparasitics in Aquaculture

Blowflies in sheep

Anthelminitcs in Pigs

Responsible use of Anthelminitics in Grazing Animals

Worms and Liver Fluke in Cattle

SCOPS & Cows

Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS)

SCOPS is an industry led group that represents the interests of the sheep industry. It recognises that, left unchecked, anthelmintic resistance (AR) is one of the biggest challenges to the future health and profitability of the UK sheep industry.

The SCOPS group was formed to develop sustainable strategies for parasite control in sheep, facilitate and oversee the delivery of these recommendations to the industry and ensure that new research and development is incorporated to refine and improve advice given to the sheep industry.

Worms and Liver Fluke in Cattle

Parasites represent an important threat to optimising performance in both beef and dairy cattle. Feed conversion efficiency, growth rates and fertility will all be affected if cattle are carrying large burdens of internal parasites. There is an industry initiative which aims to improve the information available to vets and advisors about the sustainable control of parasites in cattle.


RUMA Members