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WormTest sheep going into drought-lots
WormTest sheep going into drought-lots

The Quick Quiz

This quick quiz tests your knowledge of sheep and goat parasites and their control. 

1.   What is the connection between scouring in sheep and flystrike?

2.   Describe the type of fleece derangement you would expect to see in an itch mite infestation?

3.   For sheep and goats in eastern coastal regions, what weekly checks for parasites would you make?

4.   What are the different habitat preferences of the liver fluke snails, A. tomentosa and P. columella?

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State Outlooks for November 2019

Catastrophic fires in parts of New South Wales and Queensland and ongoing drought conditions are exacting a huge toll on stock and producers alike. In more southerly regions showers of rain have brought worms and flies.

New South Wales
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Showers of rain have brought reports of barber’s pole infections, and flystrike most commonly in lambs in confinement feeding situations. Early weaners with coccidial scours and dag are at risk of breech strike.

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Monitor weaners closely for the 6 weeks after weaning. Review worm egg counts, weather conditions and faecal consistency scores to determine the timing of the first summer drench. Some fly activity has been reported.

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Bare open ground and hot, dry weather are not conducive to worm survival, but expected light showers could provoke some activity in barber’s pole.

Western Australia
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With the recent rain and warmer weather, barber’s pole numbers are expected to increase. In the higher rainfall region, lambs and hoggets should receive a first summer drench, but more generally, summer drenching is a two-edged sword.

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Lambs need to be weaned and given a first summer drench. The ewes, if they are to stay on permanent pastures also need to be drenched. Yet another discovery of an exotic snail host of liver fluke suggests that this snail may, in fact, be quite widespread.  

South Australia
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