The Quick Quiz
This quick quiz tests your knowledge of sheep and goat parasites and their control.
1. Name two roundworms that produce large numbers of eggs each day.
2. What age group of sheep and goats typically exhibit hypersensitivity scours in winter and spring?
3. In your region, which three months of the year would you mark on your calendar as moderate to high risk for breech and body strike?
4. Why does shearing significantly reduce louse numbers on sheep and goats?
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ParaBoss conference for professionals
ParaBoss Sheep, Goat and Camelid Parasite Management Conference.
17 August 2018, Melbourne
This is for professional advisors and researchers:
Vets, researchers, industry consultants, extension staff, pharmaceutical company technical staff, anaimal health specialists, WEC laboratory staff.
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State Outlooks for May 2018
Much of the country is still very dry although south west Victoria is enjoying good pastures. Scour worms are likely to increase in numbers over the coming cold months and there will be a corresponding decrease in barber’s pole incidence. Even in dry seasons worms can still be an issue.
Read more about the reasons why in Dr Brown Besier’s report for Western Australia.