Australia's resource for control of worms, flies and lice in sheep, and worms in goats
Fast growing prime lambs are very resilient to worms
Nodules of Oesophagostomum columbianum on the outside of the large intestine.
Just how resilient are prime lambs to worm infections?
by Lewis Kahn, ParaBoss Executive Officer
We all know the difficulties that Merino lambs face from worm infection, but meat-breed (often XB) lambs might be a different matter. >> Read more.
Classing for flystrike resistance
from the FlyBoss web site
If you class your sheep before their first shearing, consider including fleece rot as a trait to select against. Fleece rot is the number one indicator of susceptibility to body strike. >> Read more.
Pre-shearing lice check
from the LiceBoss web site
Off-shears treatment (including dipping up to 6 weeks) is the only way to eradicate lice. Check before shearing whether you need to treat, but also ask shearers to keep an eye out for lice. >> Read more.
Scary fact: State of origin does matter to Oesophagostomum