Cutting worm control costs

New strategies for targeted treatment to control scour worms in sheep are being developed that are set to help in the battle against the growing problem of drench resistance. Fleur Muller looks at the promising results of a study conducted in Western Australia that could reduce the direct cost of drenching and potentially prolong the effectiveness of chemical products before resistance develops.

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Sheep with higher body condition scores of about 3+ (1 being extremely lean and 5 carrying excessive fat) are able to tolerate moderate worm burdens and are less likely to require drenching than

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