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July 2014 ParaBoss news

First confirmed case of resistance to new drench in Australia—what does it mean?
by Stephen Love, Veterinarian / Parasitologist, NSW DPI Armidale

A case of resistance to the sheep drench Zolvix® (monepantel (MPL), Novartis) was recently confirmed on a goat farm in NSW. This appears to be the first and only confirmed occurrence in any livestock in Australia. >> Read more.

New DNA test identifies sheep worm species
by Lewis Kahn, Executive Officer, ParaBoss

Sheep producers can now benefit from a new DNA test that identifies the different species of roundworms in the sheep with their proportions calculated in a fraction of the time, and with improved accuracy, compared to traditional larval cultures. >> Read more.

Flystrike and control practices: 2003 and 2011
By Lewis Kahn, Executive Officer, ParaBoss

The blowfly control practices used by Australian sheep producers in 2011 are summarised in this article and compared to practices in 2003. >> Read more.

Short wool lice tool estimates need to treat?
from the LiceBoss website

Do you treat for lice at shearing, "just in case"? This LiceBoss Tool estimates the probability that the flock is infested with lice at shearing, to assess whether treatment is warranted.  >> Read more.


For July 2014 state outlooks, please follow the links below:

Queensland
South Australia
Tasmania
Victoria
Western Australia