Farmers in South West Scotland are being warned to plan for a high risk year for liver fluke.
The condition, which is spread by the mud snail, can be fatal for sheep infected with high levels of the parasite which can also affect cows, horses and other grass eating animals.
The wet weather from June to September is largely responsible for the increased risk as Kim Inglis reports.
Farmers and vets are worried about an outbreak of 'Liver Fluke' in Cumbria.
The fluke is a flatworm which thrives in wet weather and can kill sheep.
Charlie Foster from Border Vets explains more about the disease: