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No, the adult hydatid tapeworm lives in the small intestine of the farm-dog or dingo and produces segments and eggs into the dung of its host dog. After sheep ingest these eggs contaminating pasture, they are infected with the larval cyst stage of the tapeworm, which are usually found in the liver and lungs.
NOTE: The image above shows tapeworm segments in sheep dung, but these are NOT hydatid tapeworm, as the sheep does not have the "worm" stage of the hydatid tapeworm. These are from the common sheep tapeworm which is harmless.
Blowflies have a preference for warm humid weather. Neither do they like excessive heat or very windy weather.
No, a good biosecurity plan must assume that introduced sheep are infested with lice regardless of their treatment history or whether or not there are signs of lice. Your decision on how to manage the introduced sheep will be a personal risk management choice.
No, it’s not registered for use in goats.
The use of BarberVax (vaccine against barber’s pole) in goats would be “off-label” and must be done with a veterinarian’s prescription. Initially, the vaccine might be evaluated in a small portion of a herd and the worm egg count of treated and untreated animals regularly tested.