by Elanco Animal Health
The seasonal nature of fly activity provides unique opportunities for strategic control that can significantly reduce fly pressure and reduce the risk of flystrike. Treating sheep early in the season with an effective and long lasting chemical removes the host environment required for the flies to reproduce and prevents fly numbers from building up. >> Read more.
by Lewis Kahn, ParaBoss Executive Officer
Why are ewes and does more susceptible to worms in the last weeks of pregnancy and during lactation, and how does this influence management recommendations? >> Read more.
by Julia Smith, Development officer, DPIRD WA
The Flystrike Assist app, by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development in Western Australia, has been updated just in time for what is shaping up to be a busy flystrike season. >> Read more.
by Deb Maxwell, ParaBoss Operations Manager
A worm egg count is the most accurate way to know the worm status of your goats to then make an informed decision about drenching. But what do you do and where do you get the test done? >> Read more.
In Australian sheep and goats, anaemia (lack of red blood cells) is most commonly due to barber’s pole worms, then liver fluke, then the blood bacterium, Mycoplasma ovis. Other causes of anaemia are rare.