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State Outlooks for January 2019
Even worms cannot survive the heatwave conditions currently being experienced over much, but not all, of the sheep raising regions of the country. Most concerning are the summer storms that don’t break the drought but provide microhabitats for worm eggs and larvae in patches of short green pick.
Heads up: details of the Australian Sheep Parasite Survey will be featured on WormBoss next month.
The hot, dry weather is keeping worm burdens low, but summer storms signal a build-up in barber’s pole over the next few weeks. Flystrike infestations are moderate, and coccidiosis has been identified in lambs.