ParaBoss is a suite of three products developed for the management of blowflies, worms and lice. The WormBoss, FlyBoss and LiceBoss  websites are sources of detailed management information and regional programs that will assist in managing the major parasite risks for sheep. They have been developed by expert panels of parasitologists and veterinarians from across Australia.


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Flystrike is a major disease and welfare risk for the sheep industry.  Each year, treatment and lost production associated with flystrike cost the industry $280 million.

FlyBoss provides you with management tools and the latest information on flystrike to help you:

  • Predict fly strike occurrence and identify the best management options to reduce risk;
  • Deal with fly strike outbreaks; and
  • Better understand all matters pertaining to fly strike and its control.

Click here for more information.


Lice infestations reduce fleece weight and downgrade wool quality, costing the sheep industry $120 million each year in treatment costs and loss production.

LiceBoss contains the latest information on lice and management including Liceboss Tools and LiceBoss Notes to help:

  • Prevent new infestations;
  • Detect infestations through structured monitoring; and
  • Eradicate infestations in short and long wool sheep and manage chemical residues in wool.

Click here for more information.


Worm infection is the most costly disease of sheep with an estimated yearly cost of $369 million to the Australian industry.
The major cost is in lost production.

WormBoss provides the latest information about worms and management tools including Drench Decision Guides and Regional Worm Control Programs to help you:

  • Solve your current worm problem;
  • Implement an effective integrated worm control program; and
  • Manage drench resistance.

Click here for more information.


ParaBoss is funded by Meat and Livestock Australia and Australian Wool Innovation and coordinated by the

University of New England with industry oversight. WormBoss, FlyBoss and ParaBoss were developed by the Sheep CRC.

LiceBoss was developed by Australian Wool Innovation.