Flystrike Assist app updated

THE DEPARTMENT of Primary Industries and Regional Development in Western Australia recently updated its Flystrike Assist app.
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Mark Saunders

The app is available for Andoid and iOS systems and assists decisions about the appropriate chemical for flystrike prevention whilst observing chemical withholding periods.

The app allows the viewer to see the main chemical groups and the relevant wool, local slaughter and export interval date for each chemical. The app then lets you set an application date and prepares a timeline for that application.

Preventive chemical application is an important part of flystrike management in sheep. There are many different types of flystrike preventative chemicals on the market, all with different protection periods and chemical withholding periods. It is important to understand the value and limitations of these chemicals in the protection of sheep from flystrike.

The DPIRD also has a Chemical Planner available. The Planner is a hand-held, paper guide to help make sure that any chemical application doesn’t leave the animal short on protection or break withholding periods.

Click HERE to visit the DAFWA website.