Waging the war on worms
Funding: Australian Wool innovation (AWI)
Partners: Paraboss, Dawbuts and University of New England
Project Duration: October 2017 – Dec 2019
- Design, develop and maintain a simple database to improve the recording of WEC results i.e. property location, WEC, class of sheep, drench history and worm type.
- Document / quantify the status of drench resistance to the ML, levamisole, closantel, monepantel, BZ chemical groups by conducting drench resistance tests (drench tests) on 15 farms with a good representation of the district climate, soil and pasture types.
- Document / quantify the status of liver fluke resistance in sheep to triclabendazole by conducting drench tests on 10 farms.
- Assist in the validation (with Dawbuts) of the sensitive drench test to provide a cheaper and more practical way of testing drench resistance in sheep.
See opposite for results of the drench resistance trials and project updates.