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Queensland worms, flies and lice update - August 2019

Texas: Noel O’Dempsey, Sheep Veterinary Consultant (odempseyn@gmail.com) and

Toowoomba: Peter Lynch, Veterinary Consultant, Livestock Veterinary Services (peterlynch@shwds.com.au)

Most of the Queensland sheep areas have remained dry and are severely drought-affected. It is also cold.

Very few worm egg counts have been performed. In some of the counts, there has been a surprising number of worm eggs.

If you are considering a pre-lambing drench, do a worm egg count first to confirm that you actually need to drench.