Much needed rain has fallen in many regions while others areas are still quite dry. Barber’s pole worm infections, once considered a one in 10 year event after a wet summer in temperate zones, are now becoming more frequent due to above average winter temperatures. The recent rains have also prompted a flystrike alert.
We welcome Dr Peter Lynch from Toowoomba, Queensland as a contributor to the outlooks for that state.
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With the higher worm risk this year, checks of worm egg counts in ewes are recommended in late spring. The lamb drench may be needed earlier than usual, as leaving it until the normal time of weaning may be too late.