WRML: ‘WormFaxNSW’ Dec 2013.

To WormMail mailing list (recip. undisclosed)

WormFax is a monthly summary of sheep WormTest results from around the state (NSW), with data supplied by two of the major labs: the NSW DPI State Vet lab at EMAI, and the Veterinary Health Research lab at Armidale.

Latest edition of WormFax is now on the web.

http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/aboutus/resources/periodicals/newsletters/wormfax

With continuing dry conditions across much of the state, worm egg counts generally are low – but there are exceptions.

Keeping up regular monitoring of sheep worm burdens by way of WormTests is still important during dry times, so that

* you don’t get caught with unexpectedly high worm burdens. Some will and are getting caught-especially if unwittingly using ineffective drenches.

* you don’t drench unnecessarily. Drenching unnecessarily in dry times – apart from the short term costs of labour and drench – also has the longer term costs associated with increased selection for drench resistance.

If you do (need) to drench, check drench efficacy post-treatment with a DrenchCheckDay10.

Keep an eye out for the January edition of WormBoss News (or just subscribe!) which will give you more detailed information from around the traps.

Generation Lamb- Australia Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9Xo0v63wMA

Regards,

SL

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