Australia's resource for control of worms, flies and lice in sheep, and worms in goats
Anaemia: is it barbers pole worm or Epi (or both)?
Alert: Rain/flooding increases 'Epi' risk
Rain and flooding in the eastern states will result in hordes of mosquitoes as the temperatures rise. Mossies can spread a bacteria that causes the disease Eperythrozoonosis—it might look like barber's pole worm, but your response should be very different. >>Read more.
The quick quiz
This 3-question quick quiz tests your knowledge of sheep parasites and their control.
1. Will worm resistant sheep reduce the level of worm contamination on pastures?
2. Can spray-ons also be used to treat struck sheep?
3. Describe two ways of applying a backline product that help to ensure it is applied evenly and in the correct position on the sheep.
Rain over much of the country and following on from good falls of rain during winter has produced conditions suitable for worms and fly. For most it will be a bumper spring, so monitor each month for worms, flies, and liver fluke (where liver fluke snails occur).