A WELCOME addition in the fight against fluke this coming lambing, will be the news that Fasinex, the popular drench from Novartis, now comes in a dual species bottle.

The new formula, Fasinex 100, will also have a reduced meat withhold period for sheep of 35 days – 20 days less than it was. The oral suspension is an evolution of Fasinex 5%, used in the treatment of fluke in sheep and Fasinex 10%, used for cattle. “The ability to treat both sheep and cattle from the same bottle reduces wasted product at the end of treatment,” says Simon Harris, Fasinex’ UK brand manager.