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WormBoss can help
Stephen Love, Veterinarian/State Coordinator-Internal Parasites
NSW DPI, Armidale 19.2.13
I am biased of course, but the NEW, revamped WormBoss, launched on 21.11.12, is great. Have you had a look?
We ‘experts’ keep rabbiting on about WormTesting, for example. Regular worm egg count monitoring is one of the cheapest, best and least utilised tools for smart worm control in sheep. (Don’t guess, WormTest).
But, what is WormTest, and how do you go about it? The section in WormBoss on this tells you all you need to know.
Go to wormboss.com.au and click on ‘Test and Tools’.
If WormTest and the Drench Decision Guide say you need to drench, where can you get unbiased, reliable info? For drenches, click on – yes, you guessed it – ‘Drenches’. For Drench Decision Guides, go to ‘Your Program’.
When you do drench your sheep, we or other advisors will then badger you about checking to see if the drench actually worked, just like my dentist does about flossing my teeth. Remember, the most expensive drench is the one that doesn’t work.
So, how do you do it? (doing a DrenchCheck, I mean, not flossing your teeth, although maybe we could add a section on that as well).
To learn about DrenchCheck go to ‘Tests and Tools’, then look under ‘Tests’.
What program is appropriate for your district? ‘Your Program’ on the front page of wormboss.com.au is the place to go. By the way, these regional worm control programs can be saved as PDF files, or printed (as can the Drench Decision Guides). The main part is about a dozen pages in each case, plus another several pages of really useful info in appendixes.
Who put these programs together? The WormBoss team with major input from top guns in each region of Australia, including parasitologists and vets from universities, the private sector, such as consultants and pharmaceutical companies, and the public sector including state departments of agriculture, and, in NSW, veterinarians from the Livestock Health and Pest Authorities.
What you have here is the best advice on best practice, presented in an attractive and user-friendly way.
There is more! I have only given a few examples here. Take WormBoss for a test drive yourself.
I love the NEW WormBoss. You will love the way it can save you bucket loads of money and angst.
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