Saturday, 06 July 2019 08:55

Drench resistance a growing problem

Triple drench resistance is present on a number of sheep farms Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Wormwise is dealing with.

Published in Farm Health
Saturday, 27 October 2018 08:55

Changing normal drench routine may have upside

Shifting away from the common 28-day drench routine could help reduce resistance development and even improve livestock productivity, says an animal health company. 

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 05 October 2018 11:55

Dealing to worms crucial to stock

A veterinarian is urging farmers to give their parasite control strategy closer scrutiny.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 13:28

Drench resistance is real and growing

Drench resistance is real, already widespread on sheep farms and heading in the same direction wherever cattle are farmed, says Beef and Lamb NZ.

Published in Management
Friday, 07 October 2016 13:55

Drench benefits both ewes and their twins

Treating twin-bearing ewes with anthelmintics has positive results for both the ewe and lamb, as shown by a recent study, says Clive Bingham of Zoetis NZ.

Published in Management
Friday, 09 September 2016 12:55

Cheaper does not mean better

Farmers can no longer simply buy the cheapest drench, assume it is doing a good job of killing worms and not consider the longer term implications, says Jo Houlter, veterinary technical advisor, MSD Animal Health.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 24 October 2013 15:55

Plan drench strategy for season

WHERE DO you expect to be grazing your weaned lambs this summer?

Published in Farm Health