Presentation from Bega NSW -‘Wage war on worms’ day (worms of sheep, goats, alpaca, cattle) 29 Nov 2011

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WRML. A DrenchTest in Central West NSW. Animal Health Surveillance. Bird Flu

Raw data for the half-dose abamectin group:  8 animals with zero epg, two with 40 epg.

Of course, this data doesn’t meet the criteria for declaring ‘resistance’ in the half-dose abamectin group, but one has to consider the possibility that ML-resistance may be emerging, and to keep this in mind when advising the client.

Then the larval culture results (larval differentiation; ‘worm type’) became available"

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A comment from the client:

"The stud where I buy my rams  religiously uses long acting cydectin, which I have challenged them on. This is the first year (at Megan’s urging), that I have given newly purchased rams a quarantine drench before letting them out in paddocks on our farm (I used Q drench).

My father used a lot of ivermectin rotated with levamisole and valbazen during the 1990s & much of the 2000s. Last year at this time, nearly 100% of our worms in weaner sheep were black scour".

Animal Health Surveillance out now

The latest issue of the NSW Animal Health Surveillance is now available. It contains three exotic disease exclusion reports, new information on Hendra virus disease of horses, some world-leading epidemiological analyses showing the riskiest areas for exotic animal diseases in NSW, and a picture of a five-legged calf!

http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/aboutus/resources/periodicals/newsletters/animal-health-surveillance

Bird flu

From Promed (Dr Larry Madoff) 10/11/11:

There are signs that a mutant strain of the deadly bird flu virus is spreading in birds in Asia and beyond, with unpredictable risks to human health. Having killed or forced the culling of more than 400 million domestic poultry since 2003, H5N1 has caused over USD 20 billion of economic damage across the globe. Worse, the virus has infected 565 people since it first appeared and killed 331. Most recently, Cambodia has registered eight cases of human infection – all of them fatal. Two children died of suspected H5N1 last week in Indonesia; two days later their mother died.

Regards

SL