In the run-up to Christmas, barber’s pole alerts are current for some of the summer rainfall regions. In other parts of the country, early diagnosis and use of effective drenches are being encouraged.
Happy Christmas to all!
To all of our subscribers and readers, the ParaBoss Team wishes you and yours a very merry Christmas and happy New Year and particularly to those producers battling adverse weather situations and stock losses. May the 2016 seasons be wonderful and ensure your prosperity!
Maxine Murphy, ParaBoss News Editor
Combination drenches—how you benefit from them
from the WormBoss web site
WormBoss recommends using effective drenches and where possible, these should be combinations. But how do they work and what are the benefits? >> Read more.
Treating struck sheep—some products aren't designed for the job
from the FlyBoss web site
Where maggots remain after shearing the area, the two common flystrike preventatives, dicyclanil (e.g. CLiK) and cyromazine (e.g. Vetrazin), when applied alone, are not suitable on welfare grounds, as maggots will take up to 4 days to die. >> Read more.
Did your lice treatment at shearing work?
from the LiceBoss web site
If you applied a lice treatment at shearing think about checking for lice the next time they are yarded. Follow these tips to be able to check with the best chance of finding lice if they are still present. >> Read more.
The quick quiz
This 3-question quick quiz tests your knowledge of sheep parasites and their control. >> Take the quiz.
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