November 2016 ParaBoss News - Feature Articles

Do not delay the weaning drench
Do not delay the weaning drench
Covert strikes build the fly population
Covert strikes build the fly population
Browsing goats avoid worms
Browsing goats avoid worms


Feature articles

Weaners and the first summer drench

by Maxine Murphy, ParaBoss News Editor and Deb Maxwell, ParaBoss Operations Manager

Can the one drench be both a weaning and a first summer drench and should the first summer drench be delayed this year? >> Read more.

Covert strikes–the hidden danger

by Maxine Murphy, ParaBoss News Editor

Graziers often see strikes during mustering or yarding sheep because these strikes, ‘Overt Strikes’, are conspicuous enough to be seen. Covert strikes on the other hand, are not conspicuous and are detected only by detailed inspection of individual sheep >> Read more.

Lice-free sheep—buyer beware

from the LiceBoss web site

A new lice infestation takes months to be detected so it is virtually impossible to guarantee that sheep are lice-free. So when bringing in new sheep and rams, it is “buyer beware”. LiceBoss provides options for you to consider when introducing sheep.  >> Read more.

Pasture and browse for worm control in goats

Some pasture and browse species, when grazed or fed as hay, can reduce worm egg counts in goats, in addition to the role that good nutrition plays in allowing goats to better resist and cope with worms.  >> Read more.

Fast fact: Size isn’t important for tapeworm

The intestinal tapeworm, Moniezia expansa can grow to 6 metres long, but causes sheep and goats no harm; treating for intestinal tapeworm is not warranted. Whereas, the Hydatid tapeworm, Echinococcus granulosus, found in dogs, is only 6 mm long. Dogs that could be infected with this tapeworm should be routinely treated as when spread to people it causes serious illness, though it does no harm to the dog.


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