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23.10.2020 Source: AWEX
AWEX EMI 1219 +102
Micron 17 1820n +88
Micron 18 1615 +83
Micron 19 1390 +86
Micron 20 1283 +123
Micron 21 1204 +59
Micron 22 1198n +112
Micron 26 886n +138
Micron 28 673 +158
Micron 30 533 +94
Micron 32 331n -370
MCar 816 +62
Flystrike

AWI has in place a proactive, intensive and committed flystrike prevention program with long term and short term aims.

The ultimate long-term aim of the program is to reduce the reliance on mulesing. The immediate or short term aim is to provide methods to replace or refine the practice of traditional mulesing with welfare-improved practices. AWI supports all woolgrowers in their choice of best practice animal health and hygiene in flystrike control.

In this section
Latest Research
The latest AWI sheep health and welfare research documents and publications for the wool industry.
Progress
An overview of the approach taken by AWI to tackle breech flystrike.
Breeding for Breech Strike Resistance
Why breeding for breech strike resistance is the long term sustainable solution.
Welfare Improved Practices
The latest information in welfare-improved surgery with pain relief.
Breech Flystrike Prevention Tools
Research and development in fly genome sequencing, nanotechnology and vaccine technologies.