by Chris Lawlor, Managing Director, International Animal Health Products
A commercial Duddingtonia flagrans fungus product is now available for biological control of worms. It kills worm larvae when they emerge from worm eggs in the dung, resulting in fewer infective worm larvae on the pasture. >> Read more.
from the FlyBoss web site
It is possible to select and breed your flock for increased flystrike resistance by focussing on the traits that increase the risk of breech strike and body strike. Here is how you can get started. >> Read more.
from the LiceBoss web site
Treatment of ewes about to lamb or with lambs at foot makes eradication more difficult. Once you have decided to treat breeding ewes, the LiceBoss Ewe/Lamb Treatments Tool can recommend the type of treatment for the ewes and whether their lambs may also require treatment. >> Try it here.
from the WormBoss web site
Goats have different strategies to regulate their worm burdens. Unlike sheep, they seem unable to reduce the establishment of infective worm larvae or to expel adult worms (self-cure) from the gut. >> Read more.
This parasite's real home is the cat's gut, but can be carried by any warm blooded animal, including sheep and goats. To find its way there, it encourages the cat's favourite food—rodents—to show themselves up to the cat.
T. gondii doesn't harm cats at all and is â€‹excreted in their faeces. However, in other creatures it alters their behaviours; rats and mice are drawn to, rather than fearful of, the scent of cats. This effect is advantageous to the parasite, which will be able to sexually reproduce if its host is eaten by a cat.
The infection is highly precise, as it does not affect a rat's other fears, such as the fear of open spaces or of unfamiliar-smelling food. In addition, infected male rats also seem more attractive to females, increasing mating chances, and spreading the parasite to their offspring.