While there is much in common between sheep and goats, it's important to know the differences when it comes to worm control. WormBoss now provides the information needed to manage worms in goats. >> Read more.
The quick quiz
This 3-question quick quiz tests your knowledge of parasites and their control.
1. Name two common signs associated with a severe infection of either barber’s pole worm or liver fluke.
2. In summer rainfall areas, should dag scores be used to reduce fly strike risk?
3. What can be added to many dipwashes to limit the spread of dermo?
Winter and spring weather conditions have produced conditions favourable for infestations of internal and external parasites over the coming months, so constant monitoring will be necessary. Worm testing can be used to indicate the appropriate timing of drenches to control worms burdens and whether those drenches will be/or have been effective.
The abundant feed has a double benefit of promoting good condition and health in livestock plus diluting access to worm larvae. Monitoring needs to continue throughout the year and especially in the most susceptible class of stock— weaners and hoggets.