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The WormBoss worm control program for the summer rainfall/slopes and plains region has five components that are most effective when used in combination.
A summary of the components is below (click on the headings below for more information):
1This drench must be tested and shown to be highly effective on your property
2ASBVs=Australian Sheep Breeding Values.
3Drench refers to anthelmintics regardless of route of administration
4Drench groups are the chemical family to which an ‘active’ belongs. An ‘active’ is the chemical in a drench responsible for killing worms. Some drenches contain more than one active and are called ‘multi-active’ or ‘combination’ drenches. See ‘Drench groups and actives’ within Appendices: Further information on sheep worm control for NSW and QLD Summer Rainfall.
This is an up-to-date, integrated regional worm control program for sheep in the summer rainfall/slopes and plains region of New South Wales and Queensland. It builds upon earlier programs (including from the state departments of primary Industries: NSW DPI and Qld DAFF) and accumulated knowledge, as well as new information from the Integrated Parasite Management in Sheep project, funded by Australian Wool Innovation and the Sheep CRC.
The program aims to improve the profitability and welfare of your sheep through:
Deborah Maxwell (Sheep CRC), Stephen Love (NSW DPI), Maxine Lyndal-Murphy (Qld DAFF)
Sheep CRC wish to acknowledge the major contribution to this publication from the NSW DPI programs: WormKill and WestWorm and the Qld DAFF program: Wormbuster
Each regional ‘WormBoss worm control program’ has been developed from local research results and experience proven to be relevant and successful for most farms in the region. Sheep CRC acknowledge that this is not the only method of worm control in the region and more refined programs can be developed in consultation with your worm management advisor/veterinarian using information and knowledge specific to your property and sheep.
Future events cannot reliably be predicted accurately. Sheep CRC makes no statement, representations or warranties about the accuracy or completeness of, and you should not rely on any information relating to the ‘WormBoss worm control program’ (‘Information’). The Sheep CRC disclaims all responsibility for the Information and all liability (including without limitation liability and negligence) for all expenses, costs, losses and damages you may incur as a result of the Information being inaccurate or incomplete in any way for any reason.
No part of this publication is to be reproduced without the permission of Sheep CRC Ltd.
© Sheep CRC Ltd 2012 (ABN: 12 125 726 847)