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If worms are not currently a problem (as autumn was generally dry), then they are predicated to be at seriously high levels in the next few weeks due to the recent warm, wet conditions.
Now is the ideal time to deal with lingering barber’s pole and fluke infections. Some sheep are starting to look ‘rubbed’ indicating growing lice infestations.
Monitor lambs every two to three weeks as worm egg counts are expected to rise as winter progresses.
Worm egg counting can save on unnecessary drenches.
As many farmers have found, it’s a pretty wormy year in the west.
Egg counts are pleasingly low, but there are indicators of trouble ahead.
Monitor now to determine the need for the pre-lambing drench and to also assess the effectiveness of your winter worm control program.