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Test before you drench – Getting a bang for your drenching buck

By |2018-08-26T19:30:37+10:00November 11th, 2017|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr Monica Ryan Best practice for worm drenching is to Faecal Egg Count (FEC) test before you drench. No longer does worm control advice advocate routine drenching at set intervals. Drenching only when needed saves money and reduces the chance of resistance developing to the drench through overuse. Well grown heifers meeting their weight targets

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A new approach to worm control

By |2018-01-13T18:15:44+10:00October 1st, 2016|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , , , |

by Monica Ryan For a long time drench resistance was only considered a problem for sheep producers. Recent work on dairy farms in Gippsland and South-West Victoria has shown that resistance in cattle worm species (particularly stomach worm Ostertagia) is common to all classes of anthelmintic products. The study in Maffra dairy farms showed 100%

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