ParaBoss News - November 2018 - Feature Articles

Breeding for less breech wrinkle is a key component for a 'ceased-mulesing' flock
Breeding for less breech wrinkle is a key component for a 'ceased-mulesing' flock
Start Barbervax on young sheep at lamb marking
Start Barbervax on young sheep at lamb marking
The Lice and Flystrike Products Tool can help you find the product you need
The Lice and Flystrike Products Tool can help you find the product you need


Feature articles

Making the transition to a ceased-mulesing flock

from the FlyBoss web site

While there is no imminent ban on mulesing, you can’t bank on it being allowed forever. If you see yourself in the wool industry for some years to come, start preparing your flock now. Consider these 10 steps to a ‘ceased-mulesing' flock. >> Read more.

Thinking of using Barbervax for barber's pole worm?

from the WormBoss web site

Is barber’s pole worm a significant problem year-round and/or drench resistance has reduced drench options on your property and you are thinking of using Barbervax? Don't leave it any later—see our program to find out what's involved. >> Read more.

Choosing lice treatments

from the LiceBoss web site

Time for a review—what governs your choice of chemical group for lice treatments? Cost is clearly one factor, but what about resistance? >> Read More.

Choosing and using drenches

from the WormBoss web site

In most of the recent ParaBoss State Outlooks reports focus has been on worm testing and drenching. The question is, how do you choose the drench to use? >> Read more.

Fast Fact: Tapeworms in sheep 

When it comes to intestinal worms, size isn't important. Adult intestinal tapeworms can be up to 6 metres long, but cause no harm in sheep. Rather, worry about the worms you can't see! There have been reports of prime lambs full of tapeworms, but still growing rapidly. Further, research has shown that no productive response is gained from treating prime lambs for tapeworm. In fact, there are occasional anecdotes about heavy burdens killed with Praziquantel blocking the intestine and inducing Pulpy Kidney.


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