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Queensland worms, flies and lice update - September 2014

Texas: Noel O'Dempsey, Veterinary consultant (odempsn@harboursat.com.au)

I attended a launch for the new class of sheep drench Startect. After the event, I was really encouraged to hear two sheep producers talking about how best they could use the new drench. Importantly, they were also discussing what they were going to do to slow the development of resistance in the worms on their properties. Quarantine drenching, regular WEC monitoring and only drenching when needed, selection for worm resistance in the rams they were buying and giving some thought to when to use what particular drenches all featured in the discussion.