ParaBoss - News May 2018

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

 
 

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.


 
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New South Wales
>> full report

Extremely dry conditions persist over much of the region. In areas that have had rain, scour worms are expected to increase in numbers over the coming winter months, and after the first frosts liver fluke control can be applied. 

Victoria
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Consistent monitoring of all stock especially young animals will need to be conducted throughout June

Queensland
>> full report

Now that sheep prices are up are you monitoring more frequently for internal parasites?

Western Australia
>> full report

Even in dry years the worm risk never totally goes away. In areas with perennial pastures or unusually heavy rains, the risk from worm build-up will be higher.  

Tasmania
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This year worms are likely to be a problem on merino places in spite of the dry summer. Delay smart grazing rotations for a few weeks until there is enough pasture growth to support stock.

South Australia
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Worm egg counting has indicated significant worm burdens in pregnant ewes, but not in other classes of sheep