The WormBoss worm control program for the South Australian winter rainfall region has five components that are most effective when used in combination.
A summary of the components is below (click on the headings below for more information):
Higher Rainfall Mediterranean
Lower Rainfall Mediterranean
And at other non-routine times as described in the Drench Decision Guide.
1 ASBVs=Australian Sheep Breeding Values.
2 Drench refers to worm treatments regardless of route of administration.
3 Drench groups are the chemical family to which an ‘active’ belongs. An ‘active’ is the chemical in a drench responsible for killing worms. Some drenches contain more than one active and are called ‘multi-active’ or ‘combination’ drenches. See Drench groups and actives.
This is an up-to-date, integrated regional worm control program for sheep in the South Australian winter rainfall region. It builds upon earlier programs and accumulated knowledge, including from the former Department of Agriculture WormCheck program and the experience of researchers, consultants and advisers, as well as new information from the Integrated Parasite Management in Sheep project, funded by Australian Wool Innovation and ‘Parasite control in southern prime lamb production systems’, funded by Meat and Livestock Australia.
The program aims to improve the profitability and welfare of your sheep through:
Deborah Maxwell (Sheep CRC), Ian Carmichael (SARDI), Colin Trengove (University of Adelaide), Greg Johnsson (Kangaroo Island Veterinary Clinic), Simon Ellis (Ellis Farm Consultancy).
Sheep CRC wish to acknowledge that the basis of this program is from the research performed by scientists from the former Department of Agriculture WormCheck program and the experience of researchers, consultants and advisers, as well as new information from the ‘Integrated Parasite Management in Sheep’ project, funded by Australian Wool Innovation and ‘Parasite control in southern prime lamb production systems’, funded by Meat and Livestock Australia.
Each regional ‘WormBoss worm control program’ has been developed from local research results and experience proven to be relevant and successful for most farms in the region. Sheep CRC acknowledge that this is not the only method of worm control in the region and more refined programs can be developed in consultation with your worm management advisor/veterinarian using information and knowledge specific to your property and sheep.
Future events cannot reliably be predicted accurately. Sheep CRC makes no statement, representations or warranties about the accuracy or completeness of, and you should not rely on any information relating to the ‘WormBoss worm control program’ (‘Information’). The Sheep CRC disclaims all responsibility for the Information and all liability (including without limitation liability and negligence) for all expenses, costs, losses and damages you may incur as a result of the Information being inaccurate or incomplete in any way for any reason.
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