Australia's resource for control of worms, flies and lice in sheep, and worms in goats
Pale membranes inside the lower eyelid are a sign of barber's pole worm.
WormTests; much better than guessing.
Happy New Year
Best wishes for a prosperous 2017 to all our readers.
The quick quiz
This 4-question quick quiz tests your knowledge of sheep and goat parasites and their control.
1. What is the Barbervax vaccine used for?
2. What are covert strikes?
3. When buying rams, what is recommended to avoid introduction of lice?
4. Which drenches are registered for use in milking goats?
New England WormBoss workshop
Armidale, 14 February 2017
Stop drenching all summer!
Find out how at the 1/2 day seminar and demonstration brought to you by MLA's Producer Demonstration Site Program.
New project participants are also wanted. >> More details.
State Outlooks for January 2017
Worm infestations are reflecting the rainfall patterns across the country, patchy. Where conditions are suitable worm burdens are quite high, but the above average summer temperatures are expected to limit larval survival on pastures.
Significant summer rainfall has stock chasing green pick and consuming newly emerged infective worm larvae. While summer drenching is generally discouraged, delaying drenching could result in higher worm burdens in winter.