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March 2015 ParaBoss News

From the Editor

By receiving this email, you are one of the growing number of sheep producers leading the way in increasing the health and profitability of their stock.  If you have adopted one or more of the recommendations highlighted by the monthly ParaBoss News you will likely be managing drench resistance better, be drenching less and/or be more able to think about other important issues. 

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The Toxoplasma article from last month has been repeated as an incorrect link was provided.

Arthur Le Feuvre

Feature articles

Early thoughts on partial flock treatment in summer rainfall regions

by Lewis Kahn, Executive Officer, ParaBoss

Can partial flock treatment be successfully used to slow drench resistance in barber's pole worm areas, where the risks are sheep mortality, rather than just body or fleece weight loss? >> Read more.

Was this year's flystrike control a success, failure or overkill?

from the FlyBoss web site

How did your flock fare this summer with flystrike? With the fly season almost finished, now is a good time to review your annual flystrike management plan to ensure strike is controlled, but that you are not doing unnecessary prevention.  >> Read more.

Withholding periods for lice, fly and worm treatments

from the LiceBoss web site

Withholding periods are mandatory with all registered veterinary products used to treat sheep for worms, flies or lice. These periods have been developed to indicate when the chemical residue that remains in or on meat and wool products will not exceed the maximum residue limit.  >> Read more.

I'm crazy...not my fault, not guilty (Toxoplasmosis)

by Virginie Barrere

Seeing my face that morning, my doctor decided to prescribe me a blood test. “While we’re doing this”, he said, “We’ll look for Toxo."  >> Read more.

The quick quiz

This 3-question quick quiz tests your knowledge of sheep parasites and their control. >> Take the quiz


For March 2015 state outlooks, please follow the links below:

New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
Western Australia
Tasmania
South Australia