TO: WormMail mailing list (recip. undisclosed. Subscribers: approx. 400).WRML.201109271230.’Spring cleaning" (Vet Talk, The Land). Cost of worms in lambs. Doing DrenchTests. Spring cleaning Here/attached is a PDF of Vet Talk in The Land last week (22/9/11) I will be in trouble with Dr Joe Boray because I forgot to mention the spring (August / September) fluke drench that will be needed on some properties in south-eastern Australia. (Although, I DID mention this in a recent WormMail). Cost of Worms in southern prime lamb production system (MLA report AHW.045) The MLA URL is horrendously long: here is a shortened one: http://tiny.cc/xyvfu (Otherwise search for ‘MLA AHW.045’ in the search engine of your choice). ‘Southern’ here means South Australia/Victoria. The work was done by SARDI (South Australian Research and Development Institute: ie Ian Carmichael, Paul Blackburn et al) Ian presented information on this topic at the Australian Sheep Veterinarians’ Conference in South Australia recently (September 2011). Doing a DrenchTest (WECRT) http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/vetmanual/specimens-by-disease-syndrome/diseases_of_livestock/anthelmintic_resistance A protocol has also been written as part of the WormBoss revamp but it is not ‘up’ yet. *WECRT=worm egg count reduction test, aka FECRT(faecal…….). NSW DPI is now on Twitter! http://twitter.com/#!/nswdpi Of course WormMail has been on Twitter (and the web) for some time: http://twitter.com/#!/wormmail 🙂 Also ahead of the game is SheepConnectNSW – web, blog, Twitter and FaceBook! 🙂 ( Like WormBoss News, SheepConnectNSW is well worth subscribing too (you don’t have to tweet)). This doesn’t mean we are all twits. I wonder what Roald Dahl would make of Twitter. Ditch the jargon http://www.i-l-m.com/edge/ditch_the_jargon.aspx
"Some jargon is useful as an efficient way to communicate inside a group. But using jargon to sound clever is a way of excluding other people from the group. Our guilty secret is that it gives up pleasure to do this. It reinforces our self-image and makes us seem irreplaceable. It also makes us into tedious, incomprehensible windbags.
Tim Phillips, author"
Internet Explorer Users are Dumber? Hoax?http://www.businessinsider.com/study-internet-explorer-users-are-dumber-2011-7?op=1 (NSW DPI uses IE….and version 8 🙂 The above study must be a hoax…. ) Regards SL Today’s rooster is
Tomorrow’s feather duster.