Worm treatment research hits the road

Worm treatment research unveiled at roadshow event

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Photo: Lucy Kinbacher

Photo: Lucy Kinbacher

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Tamworth will host the first of a series of information sessions into worm treatment.

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New research about effective parasite treatment for cattle will be unveiled during a special roadshow event across parts of NSW next week.

Last year Virbac Australia partnered with NSW DPI and LLS to study the response to drenches over 63 days in approximately 200 steers sourced from multiple locations and naturally infected with Haemonchus spp, Cooperia spp and Ostertagia spp.

The roadshows mission is to highlight the significant cost of using ineffective drenches on herd performance as confirmed by new research.

Livestock parasitologist Dr Tim Elliot and Virbac's senior livestock technical services manager Dr Matthew Ball will go through the findings at various locations next week.

The roadshow will be held at these locations.

The roadshow will be held at these locations.

Internal parasite infestation is one of the most significant diseases faced by cattle producers in Australia.

Single active pour-on drenches are no longer reliably effective either in efficacy and/ or productivity.

Dr Matt Ball said the roadshow was "a great opportunity for cattle producers and veterinarians to improve their knowledge on how to increase farm productivity using best practice parasite control and product usage".

The series will kick off at Tamworth, then Coonabarabran on April 12, continuing throughout regional NSW at key locations including Cassilis, Molong, Cowra, Goulburn, Yass, Tumut and Corryong.

To see details and register, visit au.virbac.com/platinumroadshow

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