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1. What signs are associated with the disease Coccidiosis, which can affect both sheep and goats?

2. What three pain relief products are registered for use in sheep to provide relief during various management procedures?

3. How would you determine whether a long wool treatment for lice is warranted?

4. What online tool can you use to assist your day-to-day drenching decisions of your goats?


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1. What signs are associated with the disease Coccidiosis, which can affect both sheep and goats?

Affected animals scour (brown, liquid and foul smelling), have characteristic hollow flanks and hunched appearance, and are depressed. Deaths occur in severe cases. Although the organisms are microscopic, aggregations of some species of Eimeria may cause white nodules in the gut of affected hosts.

2. What three pain relief products are registered for use in sheep to provide relief during various management procedures?

There has been large scale adoption of post-operative pain relief (Tri-Solfen®) during the past ten years. New pre-operative products Buccalgesic® and Metacam 20® were released in 2016. 

3. How would you determine whether a long wool treatment for lice is warranted?

Use the LiceBoss Long Wool Lice Tool, which uses the current level of wool damage to estimate the wool damage that might occur if the sheep are not treated. This is compared with the costs of treatment that could be used. The program uses the proportion of the flock that are now rubbing to estimate the progress of wool damage. 

4. What online tool can you use to assist your day-to-day drenching decisions of your goats?

There is a Drench Decision Guide for each WormBoss region that will assist your decision on whether to drench now, whether to use a persistent drench and when to WormTest again.

At each question, simply select the answer that applies to the mob of sheep you are considering drenching. A report will be produced showing the date, answers selected, a recommendation and associated information.