ParaBoss News - August 2017 - Feature Articles

Ewes lose immunity to worms at and after lambing
Ewes lose immunity to worms at and after lambing
Get the concentration of chemical right in your dip
Get the concentration of chemical right in your dip
Watery scours may indicate the need to drench
Watery scours may indicate the need to drench


Feature articles

Pre-lambing: drench routinely or WormTest first?

by Deb Maxwell, ParaBoss Operations Manager

At lambing and during lactation, a ewe’s immunity to worms temporarily declines. This summary outlines (according to your region) whether to WormTest or drench routinely before lambing. >> Read more.

Now is the time to plan early season flystrike treatment

from the FlyBoss web site

In cold regions, early season flystrike prevention can decrease the incidence and cost of flystrike, improve welfare and use less chemical. See whether it suits your enterprise. >> Read more.

Dipping, stripping, replenishment and reinforcement 

from the LiceBoss web site

Different products call for different methods to ensure enough active chemical is in the dip solution as dipping progresses. >> Read more.

Should scouring goats be drenched?

from the WormBoss web site

Learn when and how to use scouring as a drenching indicator for goats. >> Read more.

Fast Fact—hypobiosis maintains worms through tough times

Hypobiosis is a state where the infective larvae of some roundworms (already ingested with pasture by a sheep or goat) can stop their development inside the host. They wait in the L4 larval stage, and then mature and start reproducing once external environmental conditions are suitable for their eggs (which will pass in dung onto the pasture) to develop to larvae.


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