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After severe barber’s pole worm (BPW) outbreaks in 2022, many growers are asking ‘is this the new normal and how do we avoid these problems in the future?’.
To hear from Australia’s leading sheep worm experts, on the steps you can take ensure your BPW situation doesn’t become your new norm, check out the following two recently recorded webinars.
AWI and ParaBoss Webinar – Plan ahead for barber’s pole worm - 18 August 2022 – delivered by Dr Brown Besier
AWI Barber's Pole Worm Webinar - 30 May 2022 – Delivered by Dr Brown Besier, Dr Matt Playford and Ben Foster
AWI Barber's Pole Worm Webinar - 30 May 2022
This recorded webinar (above), presented by three of Australia's sheep worm experts, Dr Brown Besier, Dr Matt Playford and Ben Foster, is an opportunity to hear how to keep in front of BPW by minimising worm risk on your property and using a combination of effective worm controls.
If you are still looking for more information on BPW, check out WormBoss - barber's pole worm.
The three most common parasites of sheep are flies, lice and worms, including liver fluke. Parasites are a major concern for woolgrowers because of their health, welfare and productivity impacts on sheep. Together they are estimated to cost the industry over $1 billion per annum in treatment, prevention and production costs.
To support woolgrowers in the prevention and treatment of parasites for sheep, the ParaBoss suite of resources have been developed for each major parasite risk.
ParaBoss is the national authority for sheep, goat and cattle parasite control in Australia, providing information on parasites and their control through its suite of products – WormBoss, FlyBoss, LiceBoss and TickBoss (for cattle). The resources are a source of detailed information and regional programs developed to improve on-farm management of worms, blowflies, lice and ticks. The information and resources have been developed by expert panels of parasitologists and veterinarians from across Australia. Find out more about ParaBoss here.
ParaBoss is owned by Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), the University of New England (UNE), with contribution from Animal Health Australia (AHA).
AWI’s Flystrike Extension Program represents a long-term commitment AWI has made to assist woolgrowers in combating flystrike. AWI has invested significantly in research and development projects to support woolgrowers looking to improve lifetime animal welfare, reduce their reliance on chemicals, mulesing and crutching, and breed sheep for flystrike resistance. The Flystrike Extension Program draws on the outcomes from this investment.
Along with existing information, new extension material is being developed following extensive consultation with woolgrowers, ram breeders, researchers, consultants, advisors and animal health company representatives. The new material will add to and complement the existing resources and tools available on the AWI and FlyBoss websites.