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November 2014 ParaBoss News

Feature articles

Strategic versus tactical drenching

from the WormBoss web site

Drenches are useful not just when sheep are suffering from worms, but also as a way to strategically benefit the whole flock, not just the treated sheep. >> Read more.

Dogs sniff out flystrike-reistant sheep

from the DAWFA Mt Barker Breech Strike Resistance Newsletter Issue 6

Sniffer dogs are being used to identify sheep that are inherently more resistant to flystrike, regardless of how plain or wrinkly they are. This will be used to identify how resistant sheep differ from susceptible sheep. >> Read more.

Long wool lice treatments—when are they justified?

by Deb Maxwell, ParaBoss Operations Manager

If lice have been introduced to your previously lice-free flock, should you immediately treat, or simply wait until next shearing? The Long Wool Tool at provides a simple way to help you answer this question. >> Read more.

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