Australia's resource for control of worms, flies and lice in sheep, and worms in goats
WormTest weaners during autumn and winter
Crutching time is critical to optimise breech strike control
Do you WormTest your weaner lambs and kids in autumn and winter?
from the WormBoss web site
Southern winters bring wet, cold, high worm-risk conditions that can seriously challenge weaners—both sheep and goats. Regular worm testing will guide appropriate management and treatment. >> Read more.
Crutching—has yours been timed to optimise breech strike control?
from the FlyBoss web site
Are sheep getting struck on the breech before crutching or is the benefit of crutching running out too soon? The FlyBoss Compare Management Tool and the Optimise Treatment Tool can assist you to find the optimum time to crutch and apply preventative treatments. >> Go to the FlyBoss Tools.
Was your last lice treatment effective?
from the LiceBoss web site
For winter and spring-shorn flocks, now is a good time to check whether you have eradicated lice with your last treatment or to decide whether a long-wool treatment is warranted if lice are still present. >>Monitoring for lice. >> Long Wool Tool.
The most important liver fluke treatment is carried out in April–May and should be based on the flukicide, triclabendazole, which is effective against all stages of the fluke found in the stock. Where required, other treatments are best done in August-September and in February. Resistance to triclabendazole exists and can be tested.