Recent rains have been very welcome but are also a reminder that improved pastoral conditions over summer are associated with increased risk from Barber's pole worm and flystrike. The combination of warm temperatures and moisture lead to greater risk from both diseases. Risk from Barber's pole worm and flystrike can increase rapidly, despite the very dry spring, and reach dangerous levels in a short space of time.
Graziers are reminded of the importance of conducting WormTests to monitor worm infections and management systems to reduce flystrike risk.
ParaBoss is a suite of products developed for the management of blowflies, worms and lice. Visit the ParaBoss website by clicking here and then follow the links to the WormBoss and FlyBoss websites to use Drench Decision Guides and Flystrike Decision Support Tools.
If you would like to subscribe to ParaBoss click here and then click on 'manage subscriptions' on the bottom right hand side of the homepage.