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Scientists to tackle burden of cattle disease on UK farms

CEH, 03/03/2014 -- Researchers from the University of Liverpool are leading a new campaign to tackle a disease in cattle that costs the UK economy £300m each year. The £1 million project, which involves the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), will look at how to improve the detection and control of liver fluke, a disease that is transmitted by the dwarf pond snail and is found on over 75% of UK dairy farms. As part of the project, the team will create a system to categorise snail habitats that can be used alongside satellite imagery for individual farms.

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