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ParaBoss News - March 2018 - Feature Articles

Plainer breeches markedly reduce breech flystrike
Plainer breeches markedly reduce breech flystrike
Are you breeding lice resistant to treatment products?
Are you breeding lice resistant to treatment products?
Only have a few goats?
Only have a few goats?


Feature articles

Find a drench on the WormBoss Drench database

from the WormBoss web site

Search for drench products and information about them based on host (sheep or goat), worms targeted, drench group, drench active, product name or less important parasites. >> Read more.

Plainer breeches markedly reduce breech flystrike

from the FlyBoss web site

Breeding for breech wrinkle score of 2 or less can keep strikes under 10% in unmulesed sheep. Whereas, score 5 will generally see between 50 and 100% of a flock affected by strike. >> Read more.

Are you breeding lice resistant to treatment products?

from the LiceBoss web site

Lice resistant to Synthetic Pyrethroids are now common. Best-practice use of treatments can slow this development of resistance to the newer products. >> Read more.

Only have a few goats?

from the WormBoss web site

No matter your location, try the Australian Smallholders worm control program and Drench Decision Guide to help you manage worms in your goats. >> Read more.

Fast Fact: Coccidia, a risk for the very young

Most sheep and goats are infected with coccidia in the first few weeks to months of life without showing signs of infection. The disease, coccidiosis, is usually suspected when severe scouring is seen in lambs or kids at a younger age than usual for worm problems, or in older sheep or goats in situations of very high stocking rates and often nutritional stress.

Affected stock fail to respond to drenching (unless significant worm burdens are also present) and the great majority of affected animals recover without help, although some may suffer severe weight loss and some may die. Treatment of affected individuals is not usually undertaken on a mob or herd basis and registered treatments must be obtained from a veterinarian. Signs that suggest coccidiosis rather than worms are a hunched, hollow appearance with foul-smelling watery scours.


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