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ParaBoss News January 2017 - Feature Articles

Barber's pole worms
Barber's pole worms
Shedding sheep breed
Shedding sheep breed
Melissa O'Garr, Hunnybee Farm and Pet Photography.
Melissa O'Garr, Hunnybee Farm and Pet Photography.


Feature articles

Replacement of resistant worms with susceptible worms—can we do it and is it sustainable?

by Melissa George, Bovine Dynamics

What if you could go back in time and start afresh with susceptible worms? Melissa George's research results are surprising.  >> Read more.

Worm resistance breeding values confirmed

by Deb Maxwell, ParaBoss Operations Manager

A recent analysis shows worm resistance can be bred relatively rapidly with little effect on other important traits. >> Read more.

Tips for treatment of stuck sheep

from the FlyBoss web site

Don't just treat; bag the clipped wool and remove struck sheep from the mob.>> Read more.

Do shedding sheep need lice treatments?

from the LiceBoss web site

While shedding sheep are poor hosts for lice, they can still harbour and spread them. >> Read more.

Visual worm monitoring for smallholder goat herds

Individual assessment and then only treating the goats needing a drench—rather than treating all goats at once—is effective and helps to slow the development of drench resistance. >> Read more.

New England WormBoss workshop
Armidale, 14 February 2017

Stop drenching all summer! 
Find out how at the 1/2 day seminar and demonstration brought to you by MLA's Producer Demonstration Site Program.
New project participants are also wanted.
>> More details.


For January 2017 state outlooks, please follow the links below:

New South Wales
Queensland
Western Australia
Tasmania
South Australia
Victoria