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April 2016 ParaBoss News - Feature Articles

Counting worm eggs
Counting worm eggs

Scary fact

Immature worm stages don’t produce eggs, so they can’t be ‘seen’ by a worm egg count test, but they can be destructive, especially if in large numbers. If you receive a low WormTest result but are concerned that sheep have been exposed to a large infection from barber’s pole worm or liver fluke, a follow-up worm test in 10 days (e.g. barber’s pole) to 8 weeks (liver fluke), is your best bet.

Feature articles

Hatching rain foils paddock preparation plans

by Deb Maxwell, ParaBoss Operations Manager

Understanding the concept of “hatching rain” is useful if you are preparing low worm-risk paddocks.  >> Read more.

Will your fly protection run out too soon?

by Deb Maxwell, ParaBoss Operations Manager

Autumn is here, but it is still warm enough for flystrike. Will your sheep get to the cooler weather before your fly protection runs out? The FlyBoss Optimise Treatment Tool can help you choose the most cost-effective application time for treatments. >> Read more.

Pesticide resistance in lice—how common is it?

from the LiceBoss web site

In Australia, resistance in sheep lice has been mainly a problem with chemicals applied as backline treatments. It has been found most commonly in the SPs, a few instances in IGRs and in a single strain of lice for OPs. >> Read more.

Rametin® drench update

by Deb Maxwell, ParaBoss Operations Manager

OP drenches are very useful; only Rametin® made by Bayer, remains on the market, but supply has been interrupted. ParaBoss has been informed that Bayer is working to re-establish production as soon as possible. >> Read more.


For April 2016 state outlooks, please follow the links below:

New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
Western Australia
Tasmania
South Australia