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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 emergency animal diseases, the adoption of new technologies and practices developed by AWI indicates our commitment to animal health.

Do you know what insecticides are effective against the blowflies and/or lice on your sheep?

Take advantage of FREE insecticide resistance testing, available now, to determine the most cost effective ecto-parasite treatments for your property.

This jointly funded AWI and NSW DPI project aims to determine the insecticide resistance profiles of blowflies and lice across all wool producing states. It is also gathering baseline data on newer chemicals for future reference. By participating in the research and providing maggot and/or lice samples, you'll receive feedback on which chemical groups are most effective for your flock.

For more information on how to submit click here.