Docking drench typically unnecessary
In a normal year, lambs do not require a drench at docking/tailing and a routine drench at this time may not be generating as much value as farmers might imagine.
Wormwise, a partnership overseen by Beef + Lamb New Zealand, the New Zealand Veterinary Association, Animal Plant Health New Zealand and the Ministry for Primary Industries, provides farmers with independent, science-backed information to effectively and sustainably manage worms and minimise drench resistance issues – lifting productivity and the welfare of livestock.
Ginny Dodunski appointed manager of Wormwise programme
Highly-experienced rural vet Ginny Dodunski has been appointed manager for the Wormwise programme and will take up her new role at the beginning of May.
Taking a whole-farm approach to internal parasite management
Drenching routines are well underway for many lamb finishers, but it is important to know the efficacy of the drenches used and to take a whole farm management approach to internal parasite management.
Reversing Triple Drench Resistance is possible
Early results from a study looking at ways of managing triple drench resistance in an intensive lamb finishing system reinforces the importance of regular FECRT for both breeders and finishers.