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Queensland worms, flies and lice update - December 2019

WormTest with the Best

The following are successful participants in the 2019 ParaBoss WEC QA and have demonstrated proficiency in worm egg counting.

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

In the last few months, it has been said often enough that ‘when it rains keep an eye on the worm situation’ as barber’s pole numbers can build up very quickly.

The ParaBoss Technical Committee had a long discussion recently as to the reasons why most sheep producers across Australia do not regularly do Drench Resistance Tests as the information gained is crucial to effective sheep management.

What can be more important than knowing which drenches are still working on your property, which drenches are on their way out and which ones are no longer working?