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Sheep Health

Maintaining healthy, productive sheep for Australian woolgrowers is a foundation of AWI's long-term strategy.

AWI is at the forefront of research to prevent and treat flystrike, lice, worms and infectious diseases in sheep.  Research is delivering practical tools to protect sheep from these major health and welfare threats.

From uncovering better methods for tackling parasites through to managing plans to counter the threat of exotic diseases, the adoption of new technologies and practices developed by AWI indicates our commitment to animal health.

Benchmarking Australian Sheep Parasite Control - Survey Reports

In 2004, The IPM-sheep (Integrated Parasite Management sheep) project funded by Australian Wool Innovation Ltd (AWI) conducted a large national survey to benchmark parasite control practices in sheep in Australia. 

In 2011 AWI and Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) commissioned this follow up survey, Benchmarking Australian Sheep Parasite Control.

The objectives of the survey were to:

  • Measure change in sheep parasite control practices and attitudes between 2004 and 2012.
  • Provide a new benchmark against which to measure change in parasite control practices and attitudes into the future.
    The benchmarking Australian sheep parasite control survey of 2012 had two components: