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2020 November

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You should always use the most effective drench for your property
You should always use the most effective drench for your property

Q1 – Can you list three important principals to consider when choosing worm drenches?

Q2 – When shearing, its easier to eradicate sheep lice on farms with one main shearing than it is on properties where mobs are shorn at different times (split shearings) why?

Q3 – Can you name the two flystrike quick tools (online) that ParaBoss has available for your information and use?

Q4 – Can you legally share a drum of drench with another goat farmer?

Question 1: Can you list three important principals to consider when choosing worm drenches?
  1. Use drenches most effective on your property.
  2. Use an effective combination of two or more drench groups, either in a multi-active product or using more than one product concurrently (up the race with one and then the other) to combine different drench groups.
  3. Use short-acting treatments and restrict the use of persistent products for specific purposes and high worm-risk times of year.

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Question 2: When shearing, its easier to eradicate sheep lice on farms with one main shearing than it is on properties where mobs are shorn at different times (split shearings), why?

Flock management becomes more complicated where pregnant ewes or ewes with lambs at foot need to be treated for lice. This is because backline treatments and insect growth regulator products take some time to bring about the death of all lice. During this time, if there is contact with other untreated sheep, there is the potential for lice to spread.

Where split shearings occur, it is critical that treated mobs are kept separate from untreated sheep for the period specified on the label. Managing ewes with lambs at foot or ewes due to lamb soon after treatment is more complex.

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Question 3: Can you name the two flystrike quick tools (online) that ParaBoss has available for your information and use?
  1. Optimise treatment tool - this tool works out when your sheep are most at risk of strike and can choose the time to apply your chosen treatments when they will have the most effect
  2. Compare management tool – this tool directly compares two management systems with different schedules and treatments.

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Question 4: Can you legally share a drum of drench with another goat farmer?

Providing you do not split or repackage the contents (i.e. the contents remain in the original package) you can share the pack with others (each user must thoroughly shake the contents before use and ensure no contamination of contents occurs). In Australia, only registered veterinarians are permitted to split and repackage smaller amounts of registered parasite treatment and prevention products, with the associated labelling requirements.

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