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In the updates, the news on worms will be the most common, but there will also be occasional notes on flies and lice.
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State Outlooks for April 2014
New South Wales
Worm and flies are active where conditions are wet. In drier and colder parts this activity is expected to decrease. Fluke is being increasingly diagnosed and producers with country where fluke may build should check for it or treat if it is endemic. Prepare pastures for lambing.
All was quiet until a few days ago when there was widespread excellent rain. While things will be quiet for a week or two, this will probably change dramatically. Gear up for WECs and don't forget that resistance is widespread!
There are three factors that determine the risk of flystrike in the flock: the susceptibility of individual sheep; whether there are female flies ready to lay eggs; and weather conditions must be suitable.