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State outlooks for July 2014
New South Wales
Generally, worm egg counts have been low, but there are exceptions. The rain has meant that producers need to remain vigilant with WECs. The smart ones will be well advanced in preparing weaning paddocks.
Generally pastures are in good shape and sheep nutrition is good - so stock are handling challenge well. Regular monitoring is essential. Fluke has been diagnosed in some districts. Seeking professional advice could well pay dividends.
A case of resistance to the sheep drench Zolvix® (monepantel (MPL), Novartis) was recently confirmed on a goat farm in NSW. This appears to be the first and only confirmed occurrence in any livestock in Australia. >> Read more.
Sheep producers can now benefit from a new DNA test that identifies the different species of roundworms in the sheep with their proportions calculated in a fraction of the time, and with improved accuracy, compared to traditional larval cultures. >> Read more.
Do you treat for lice at shearing, "just in case"? This LiceBoss Tool estimates the probability that the flock is infested with lice at shearing, to assess whether treatment is warranted. >> Read more.