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FlyBoss is the on-line woolgrower tool developed by AWI, the Sheep CRC and industry partners, with the latest information on how to:
  • Reduce the risk of flystrike through management and breeding.
  • Treat flystrike outbreaks.

Flystrike is a major risk and disease for the sheep industry. Each year, treatment costs, and lost production associated with flystrike costs the industry $280 million.


The most common forms of flystrike are breech strike and body strike. Breech strike has the largest impact on the industry. Having a plan for flystrike management is imperative. FlyBoss can help develop a plan tailored to each individual sheep enterprise.

FlyBoss information is supported by training workshops in all regions.


ParaBoss is a suite of three products – LiceBoss, WormBoss and FlyBoss – developed to help sheep producers in the management of lice, worms and blowflies.

The LiceBoss, WormBoss and FlyBoss websites are sources of detailed management information and regional programs that will assist in managing the major parasite risks for sheep. The websites have been developed by expert panels of parasitologists and veterinarians from across Australia.

ParaBoss provides access to the three websites at

Subscribe to ParaBoss News, the twice monthly free email newsletter with state outlooks on the current state of sheep parasites as well as feature articles and the quick quiz to test your knowledge of sheep parasites. You can subscribe on the ParaBoss website at

Join us on Facebook at to see weekly posts on flystrike, lice and worm control.

ParaBoss is funded by AWI and MLA and coordinated by the University of New England with industry oversight. 

Further Information

FlyBoss - visit to:

  • Check flystrike risk and optimise treatment time.
  • Compare management systems for flystrike control tools.
  • Use the Products List for more information on fly and lice chemical treatments, their cost, withholding periods and export slaughter intervals.
  • Use the WoolRes tool to assess the risk of chemical residues in the wool clip.
  • Find flystrike management workshops at locations around Australia.

FlyBoss® was developed by the Australian Sheep Industry CRC and AWI.