ParaBoss Sheep, Goat and Camelid Parasite Management Conference


A conference for industry professionals providing advice to livestock producers.
It is not a producer event.



Friday, 17 August 2018, 7.30am–4.00pm

ParkRoyal Melbourne Airport Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria.

Conveniently timed the day after the Sheep Camelid and Goat Vets Conference in Melbourne, but at the airport so travellers can get home afterwards easily.


Conference dinner & drinks

Thursday, 16 August 2018, from 6.30 pm  (evening before the conference)

Bangpop Thai Restaurant, South Wharf, Melbourne (near Convention Centre), Victoria.
(for ParaBoss conference delegates and partners)

Near the Convention Centre so people already staying in the city don't need to travel.
A coach will be available from the Convention Centre to the conference venue (at the airport) the next morning in time for the start of the conference. This must be booked during registration.


Who can attend?

This conference is for industry professionals who research, develop and/or give professional parasite management advice to sheep, goat and camelid owners/managers.

i.e. veterinarians, industry consultants, researchers, extension staff, academics, parasite laboratory staff, pharmaceutical company technical staff and animal health specialists.

Please note: unfortunately, this is not open to livestock owners, rural merchandise staff/stock agents.


Register and pay by 30 June for the discounted fees

Registrations close Sunday, 5 August 2018

Please note, registration is restricted to the professionals listed above.

To register, email with your name/s and company.

Once approved we will send the online registration link.


Platinum Sponsor
Platinum Sponsor

Virbac Animal Health — Platinum sponsor



Presentation at the Conference dinner (topic to be advised)

  • Presenter: Virbac Animal Health

Scouring: causes, diagnosis, management and treatment

  • Presenters: John Webb Ware, Caroline Jacobson
  • Panel:  Paul Nilon, Brown Besier
  • Chair: Lewis Kahn

Effective worm control while managing drench resistance

  • Presenters: Brown Besier, Lewis Kahn, John Webb Ware
  • Panel: Bruce Watt
  • Chair: Matt Playford

Goat and Camelid drenches

  • Presenters: Sandra Baxendell, Abdul Jabbar
  • Panel: Harun Rashid, Berwyn Squire
  • Chair: Bruce Watt

Flystrike management: breeding, interactive decision tools, management after stopping mulesing

  • Presenters: Brian Horton, Geoff Lindon
  • Panel: Peter James, Lillian Mukandiwa
  • Chair: Paul Nilon

Presentations commence at 8 am on Friday.


Boehringer-Ingelheim — Gold sponsor


VetEd points 

6 (for veterinarian continuing education)



A coach will be available to collect ParaBoss Conference delegates, their guests and luggage in front of the Melbourne Convention Centre early Friday morning (time to be confirmed, but likely 6.30–7 am) to arrive at PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport at 7.30 am for the conference (tea and coffee on arrival).

Bookings and payment must be made with your registration.


Car Parking at PARKROYAL

Park at the airport, collect a ticket on entry, take this to PARKROYAL reception for validation and payment of the discounted day rate of $35 (normally $59).


Silver Sponsor
Silver Sponsor
Silver Sponsor
Silver Sponsor

Barbervax and Elanco Animal Health — Silver sponsors


Conference fees

Registrations and payment made by 30 June will be at the discounted rate.

Registrations close Sunday, 5 August 2018.

Fees (GST inclusive, per person)


(by 30/6/18)

Full Fee

(from 1/7/18)

Conference attendance (17 August)



Dinner & drinks (16 August, workshop delegates):



Dinner & drinks (16 August, delegates’ guest)



Coach (Melbourne Convention Centre to ParkRoyal for delegates and guests [including luggage], early Friday morning)












Online registration and payment 

Registration is now open

Email with your name and company to receive the link to the registration page. 
Registration is restricted to industry professionals.

  • Register and pay for up to 5 delegates, plus their dinner guests.
  • Payment can be made by credit card or Paypal.
  • For separate guest payments, please contact


Further information

Contact: Deb Maxwell 0437 524 163,