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ParaBoss News December 2016 - Feature Articles

Feature articles

Life after naphthalophos (Rametin): a good time to test drench efficacy

by Deb Maxwell, ParaBoss Operations Manager

Rametin®,  the organophosphate drench manufactured by Bayer for over 30 years, will no longer be produced due to the inability to overcome ingredient supply issues. This is the loss of a highly valuable drench group from the arsenal against worms. >> Read more.

Poisoning carcasses targets wrong blowflies

by Deb Maxwell, ParaBoss Operations Manager

When a carcass is seen teeming with blowfly maggots, it seems logical that poisoning them should decrease flystrike risk. However, this is rarely the case. >> Read more.

Lice Treatment—was yours up to scratch?

from the LiceBoss web site

Have you recently treated for lice? The LiceBoss Treatment Tool works through your method of treatment, asking about some of the issues that could lead to treatment failure and calculates the likelihood that you did eradicate lice. >> Read more.

Drenches for goats: what can you use?

from the WormBoss web site

Only 8 products are registered for use in goats. Other products can be used under a veterinary prescription, but dose rates and withholding periods are likely to be different. >> Read more.

Fast Fact: sheep lice need to mate to reproduce

Bovicola ovis (sheep lice) lay eggs without mating (like chickens do), but these eggs do not hatch. However B. bovis (cattle lice) can reproduce without mating.
>> Read more.


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

New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
Western Australia
Tasmania
South Australia