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Questions

1. Do worm larvae survive for a longer or a shorter length of time through cold weather compared to warmer months?

2. What is the purpose of the National Wool Declaration?

3. What is a neonicotinoid lice treatment?

4. How often should goats be drenched each year?


Cold conditions stop flies, but lice and worms are still active.
Cold conditions stop flies, but lice and worms are still active.

Answers

1. Do worm larvae survive for a longer or a shorter length of time through cold weather compared to warmer months?

Worm larvae live longer through cold months than in warmer months. The larvae have a finite store of energy and when this runs out they die. Larvae are more active in warmer conditions and their energy reserves will be depleted sooner. 

2. What is the purpose of the National Wool Declaration?

The information is vital in providing transparency to the wool supply chain about management practices in the Australian sheep industry.

3. What is a neonicotinoid lice treatment?

This fast-acting group of pesticides selectively acts on the central nervous system of insects by binding to nicotinyl receptors causing disruption of normal nerve transmission within the insect's central nervous system. The result of this disruption is louse paralysis and death.

There is no known resistance of lice to this class of chemical. Commercial products can be found in the LiceBoss Products Tool.

4. How often should goats be drenched each year?

The answer could be never or 6 times per year, or something in between, depending on a number of factors. Get this decision right by using the WormBoss Worm Control Programs and Drench Decision Guides (DDG) for your region OR, if you only have a few goats, consider the Australian smallholders version of the program and DDG.