Worms – monitor, measure and manage
Article printed May 17, 2022. For the latest version, please go to: https://www.feedinglivestock.vic.gov.au/2021/06/26/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
Laboratories that do worm tests
What worms where and managing worms – BestWool/BestLamb conference video
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.