Larval cultures and ‘Strongyle’ type eggs
by Maxine Murphy, ParaBoss News Editor
In WormTests, how are larval cultures done and why and when are they useful? Also, what on earth are those “strongyle” eggs listed on your report? >> Read more.
Choosing plainer mulesed rams
from the FlyBoss web site
Breech wrinkle is a key predisposing factor in breech strike. But if the rams you buy are mulesed, how do you choose the plainest breeches? Select on neck wrinkle. >> Read more.
Do lice become resistant to treatments, like worms do?
from the LiceBoss web site
Yes, resistance to synthetic pyrethroids is now widespread, and has also been confirmed (to a lesser extent) in the IGRs. But there are still a variety of highly effective chemical groups with little or no reported resistance. >> Read more.
Anthelmintic prescriptions for goats
from the WormBoss web site
In most situations, sheep drenches given to goats legally require a veterinary prescription due to off-label use because few are registered for goats and/or a different dose rate is recommended. >> Read more.
Fast Fact: Fleece rot is the key to body strike
If you aim to breed sheep resistant to body strike, the number one characteristic to cull sheep on is fleece rot.
Quick Quiz Correction
In the December Quick Quiz, the information about spinosad (question 2) was incorrect. Please see below a slightly amended question and a new answer.
Q2. How long does the flystrike protection from spinosad flystrike treatment and protection products last?
Answer: Only one product (Extinosad Lice, Fly and Maggot Eliminator) containing spinosad has a registered protection period against flystrike and will provide at least 8 days protection on mulesing and other wounds and up to 4–6 weeks protection when jetted onto adult sheep. This product is also considered an allowable input on organic properties accredited under the Australian Certified Organic standard, but this certification does not extend to other programs. Other spinosad products are either for treatment and prevention of flystrike (with no specified protection period) or for treatment of lice, and are not recognised by organic programs. Always read the label to ensure you are using the correct formulation for the job at hand.