Drench re­sis­tance for wool grow­ers

The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - Finda -

A TRIAL test­ing dif­fer­ent drench re­sis­tance test meth­ods is cur­rently un­der way. Funded by AWI and con­ducted by Daw­buts, the free trial is now call­ing for wool grow­ers to get in­volved.

Aus­tralian sheep pro­duc­ers spend an es­ti­mated A$93 mil­lion per year on sheep drenches. How­ever most of the time, they don’t know if the drench is work­ing.

Vet­eri­nary par­a­sitol­o­gist Dr Jan­ina McKay-Demeler of Daw­buts is com­par­ing the per­for­mance of four dif­fer­ent drench re­sis­tance test meth­ods.

She has set up the trial to clearly show the strengths and weak­nesses of the var­i­ous ap­proaches to drench test­ing.

“We have tri­alled the Mini-FLOTAC for drench test­ing in sheep in Europe and the re­sults are im­pres­sive, but it is a dif­fer­ent story in Aus­tralia with big mob sizes, high lev­els of some worms such as bar­ber’s pole worm and more ad­vanced drench re­sis­tance,” Dr McKay-Demeler said.

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