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Australia's resource for control of worms, flies and lice in sheep,
and worms in goats

Rubbing could indicate lice
Rubbing could indicate lice
Can an old drench get a new lease of life?
Can an old drench get a new lease of life?
Feedlotting prevents exposure to worms
Feedlotting prevents exposure to worms

Fast fact: Rubbing is a good indicator of lice

On a sheep with 100 lice, you may be lucky to find a single louse when doing 20 partings of the wool. Examining sheep starting to rub greatly improves the chance of finding lice if they are present, but even if lice are causing rubbing you may have to look very carefully to find them. 

Feature articles

Reversion: Do worms become susceptible again to drenches not used for years?

by Lewis Kahn, ParaBoss Executive Officer

What happens to the effectiveness of a drench group when it hasn’t been used for many years? Will the effectiveness increase, and if so, for how long will the benefit last? >> Read more.

Larval hypersensitivity scouring—a flystrike risk

from the FlyBoss web site

In areas where dags and scouring occur they can be a greater flystrike risk than wrinkles. >> Read more.

Introducing lice-free sheep—isolate and check in 2 months to be sure

from the LiceBoss web site

They may appear lice-free, but few vendors can guarantee an accidental infection has not recently occurred. If new sheep are not shorn and treated, isolate them and check again in 2–3 months for rubbing. >> Read more.

Feedlots solve goat worm issues

from the WormBoss web site

Goat owners in areas where worms are high-risk much of the year could consider feedlotting. Owners with few goats and limited paddock space, or dairy goats can gain great benefits. >> Read more.