Diseases: Vibriosis & Campylobacteriosis

Dr Sarah-Jane Wilson, Livestock Biosecurity Network talks about Vibriosis and Campylobacteriosis including signs, symptoms, control and prevention as well as vaccination options. To just view Sarah-Jane’s power point presentation please click here, or alternatively you can watch the webinar below.

Diseases: Leptospirosis

Dr Sarah-Jane Wilson, Livestock Biosecurity Network talks about leptospirosis including signs, symptoms, control and prevention. To just view Sarah-Jane’s power point presentation please click here, or alternatively you can view the webinar below.

Diseases: Botulism

Dr Sarah-Jane Wilson, Livestock Biosecurity Network talks about botulism including signs, symptoms, control and prevention as well as vaccination protocols. To just view Sarah-Jane’s presentation please click here, or alternatively you can watch the webinar below.

NLIS, transport and welfare webinar

Bec Brayley (Biosecurity Inspector), Department of Agriculture and Fisheries recently spoke about: frequently asked NLIS (National Livestock Identification System) questions tips for getting the most out of your NLIS system transport guidelines including “is it fit to load” and time off feed and water. To view the presentation slides click here.

Worm control lessons at Quilpie – a producer case study

A very wet season in 2010-11 proved to Brian and Kylie Rutledge of ‘Moble’ near Quilpie that worms can cause losses even in semi-arid regions of Queensland. The Rutledges’ suspected a problem when they observed that their stock were not performing despite the great season.  A worm test confirmed the populations were high and sheep … Read more

Zolvix resistance and new Barbers Pole vaccine

Zolvix resistance in Queensland Zolvix (Active ingredient: monepantel) resistance in Barbers Pole was first reported a few months ago in a goat herd in New South Wales. Now monepantal resistance has been confirmed from a Haemonchus contortus strain (Barbers Pole) isolated from sheep on a property in south western Queensland and a Trichostrongylus colubriformis (Scour … Read more

Watch out for preg tox and milk fever in your ewes

Pregnancy toxaemia and hypocalcaemia are again being seen in Queensland sheep flocks. These nutritional diseases are also known by a large number of other names including lambing sickness and ketosis and milk fever respectively. If your ewes are pregnant, doing it tough and are being fed a minimal ration they may well be coping now.  … Read more

Breech Strike Prevention – an update

The Breech Strike Prevention Update is held every two years by Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) and as the name suggests updates industry and others on the progress in breech strike prevention. The audience included representatives from the sheep industry, Australia wide, the RSPCA as well as a number of animal welfare/rights groups.  A representative made … Read more

Worm Egg Counts for Queensland Sheep Producers – the way forward

  Queensland sheep producers understand the importance of: regular Worm Egg Counting (WEC) and monitoring, identifying what specific worms are present, and knowing which drenches are working on your property with regular Drench Resistance testing. With the closure of the Queensland Government Wormbuster Laboratory, there have been many people querying who else provides these services … Read more