Sheep lice: Tools in the toolbox

James, Peter (2011). Sheep lice: Tools in the toolbox. In: Proceedings of the Australian Sheep Veterinarians 2011 Conferences. Australian Sheep Veterinary Society Annual Meeting, Barossa Valley,South Australia, (18-22). 16-18 September 2011.

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Author James, Peter
Title of paper Sheep lice: Tools in the toolbox
Conference name Australian Sheep Veterinary Society Annual Meeting
Conference location Barossa Valley,South Australia
Conference dates 16-18 September 2011
Convener Colin Trengove and Brown Besier
Proceedings title Proceedings of the Australian Sheep Veterinarians 2011 Conferences
Place of Publication Eight Mile Rocks, Qld, Australia
Publisher Australian Sheep Veterinarians
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISSN 1440-6160
Volume 2011
Start page 18
End page 22
Total pages 5
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Historically lice control depended mainly on annual post shearing treatment of all sheep with chemical lousicides chemicals which, until to the advent of backline treatments in 1981, was mainly by plunge or shower dipping and active regulatory programs were in place in most States. Sheep louse control is now generally seen as an integrated program with three main elements, the prevention of new infestations, monitoring flocks and introduced sheep for lice, and the strategic use of chemicals to control or eradicate infestations when they occur. Backline products are now by far the major means of application because of their substantial management and ease of use advantages. Many producers now treat only when lice are found rather than routinely each year and although legislative powers relating to lice control remain in some States, in most cases enforcement is minimal. Ongoing cost of production pressures, greater sensitivity to OH&S issues of chemicals, the development of markets specifying chemical residue limits and the development of resistance to a number of chemical groups together with greater flexibility (and responsibility) for sheep owners in how they approach control have all led to changes in lice control programs. In this paper I consider a few of the newer tools available to growers and advisors to assist in managing lice under current circumstances.
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