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Australia's resource for control of worms, flies and lice in sheep,
and worms in goats

 
 

The quick quiz

This 4-question quick quiz tests your knowledge of sheep parasites and their control. 

1. List the different groups of drenches.

2. What are the 3 approaches you could take in breeding for plainer, more fly resistant sheep?

3. Where do you find information on the minimum protective clothing and equipment recommended when applying lice treatments?

4. Under what conditions should individual goats be routinely drenched, and when?

>> Check the answers.

WormBoss Workshop

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State Outlooks for June 2017

Worm burdens appear to be relatively stable across all regions but as winter progresses it is expected that pasture growth will slow resulting in a lower plane of nutrition and stock grazing closer to the ground, both conditions that predispose to increases in worm burdens. 

 
Plainer sheep are at less risk of flystrike
Winter brings lower pasture growth and grazing closer to ground with more exposure to worms

New South Wales
>> full report

Weaners can often scour during late winter from burdens of black scour and brown stomach worms.

Victoria
>> full report

Egg counts for all classes of sheep are relatively low, with good feed levels reducing the rate of larval pickup.

Queensland
>> full report

Dry, cool conditions should slow barber’s pole activity but monitoring at WormBoss recommended times is in order to minimise productivity loss.

Western Australia
>> full report

It is important to ensure that worm burdens stay within manageable limits throughout the winter. Closantel is recommended for sheep on barber’s pole at-risk properties during lambing.

Tasmania
>> full report

The current worm situation is the same as last month; counts are low and sheep are in good condition.

South Australia
>> full report

Short feed due to a dry start to winter will be causing close grazing and an associated increased worm pickup.

 

 
   
Author: MLA