May 2016 Paraboss News - Feature Articles

	  Big turnout at the WormBoss Producer Demonstration Site first workshop, near Guyra in February Big turnout at the WormBoss Producer Demonstration Site first workshop, near Guyra in February
Big turnout at the WormBoss Producer Demonstration Site first workshop, near Guyra in February Big turnout at the WormBoss Producer Demonstration Site first workshop, near Guyra in February

Now that's scary

Nasty Trichostrongylus vitrinus (scour worm) larvae tunnel extensively in the gut wall of your sheep to build their 'retreats' which they inhabit for 10 days or so. This tunnelling causes extensive tissue damage, haemorrhage, oedema and leakage of valuable protein. A real pain in the gut!

Feature articles

MLA project targets New England sheep worms

by Deb Maxwell, ParaBoss Operations Manager

New England sheep producers are being supported to implement the WormBoss program thanks to a 3-year project funded through Meat & Livestock Australia’s Producer Demonstration Sites program. >> Read more.

Decrease dag to decrease flystrike risk

from the FlyBoss web site

A Dag Score 2 sheep is twice as likely to be struck on the breech as a Score 1 sheep. A sheep with Dag Score 4 is seven times more likely to be struck than a Score 1 sheep. >> Read more.

New Long Wool Lice Tool—quick and easy

by Deb Maxwell, ParaBoss Operations Manager

Should I apply a long wool treatment to a lousy mob or wait until next shearing? The LiceBoss Long Wool Tool provides the costs you need to know to answer this quickly and easily. >> Read more.


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