Sheep body lice: An increasing problem in Australia? Increasing prevalence of sheep lice and advances in control

James, Peter J. (2010). Sheep body lice: An increasing problem in Australia? Increasing prevalence of sheep lice and advances in control. In: Proceedings of the 3rd AVA/NZVA Pan Pacific Veterinary Conference: Embracing Challenges. Pan Pacific Veterinary Conference 2010, Brisbane, Australia, (PD16a.1-1-PD16a.1-7). 23-28 May 2010.

Author James, Peter J.
Title of paper Sheep body lice: An increasing problem in Australia? Increasing prevalence of sheep lice and advances in control
Conference name Pan Pacific Veterinary Conference 2010
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 23-28 May 2010
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 3rd AVA/NZVA Pan Pacific Veterinary Conference: Embracing Challenges
Publisher Australian Veterinary Association
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9780980796704
0980796709
Start page PD16a.1-1
End page PD16a.1-7
Total pages 7
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Introduction Sheep lice are one of the three main parasite problems of the sheep industry. The most recent estimates for the cost of lice are those of Sackett et al. (2006) who estimated the total industry cost as $123m of which 32% was attributed to production loss and 68% to the cost of treatment. This equated to a cost of $1.04 per head in the high rainfall zone, $1.05 per head in the cereal sheep zone, $1.44 in the pastoral zone and $0.89 per head in prime lamb flocks. These values were based on prevalence estimates of 13% in the high rainfall and cereal sheep-zones, 21% in the pastoral zone and 20% in prime lamb flocks. Clearly costs per head relate to the prevalence of infestation which affects both production loss and the number of treatments applied.
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Presented during the Sheep Stream

 
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