Worms – monitor, measure and manage

A MLA review of endemic livestock diseases estimated that worms cost the Australian industry more than $400 million annually. This makes them one of the biggest diseases, in dollar terms, of all those facing the industry. 

For information on how to manage worms, undertake a wormtest and where to send the sample, follow the links below.

Doing a worm test

http://www.wormboss.com.au/sheep-goats/tests-tools/tests/checking-for-worms-with-a-wormtest.php

Laboratories that do worm tests

http://www.wormboss.com.au/sheep-goats/tests-tools/professional-service-providers/victoria.php

What worms where and managing worms – BestWool/BestLamb conference video

https://agriculture.vic.gov.au/support-and-resources/networks/bestwoolbestlamb/bestwoolbestlamb-conference-videos/2016-conference-presentations#h2-3

Watch a short video (what worms where) that navigates the insides of a sheep to show what worms live where and the impacts they have on sheep health.

A second longer video (Managing  sheep worms) discusses the need to monitor worm burdens and use the WormBoss website for local and general worm management strategies.