|Due to widespread rain across the country Barber’s Pole worms are set to be a major issue for farmers throughout summer. Barber’s Pole worms are not confined to summer rainfall areas, it can also be a serious problem in temperate winter rainfall areas when the conditions are right. These conditions (daily maximum temperature > 18 degrees with adequate moisture levels) coupled with the prolific laying capacity of female Barber’s Pole worms mean that a small population can quickly become a serious problem.
What should you do?
If conditions in your area have been conducive to the reproduction of Barber’s Pole worms, we suggest that you have your clients undertake a worm egg count with a larval differentiation test to identify the problem. Select the right drench when the results come back high for Barber’s Pole worms. This drench should be more than 95% (preferably >98%) effective. Combination drenches are more likely to achieve this efficacy, and their use will delay the onset of resistance. Only persistent drenches, for example Cydectin Long Acting Injection and Tridectin, can be used to reduce pasture infestation without affecting production. Keep on monitoring by doing worm egg counts every 4-6 weeks to enable timeous treatment and avoid serious production losses.
Why Tridectin by Virbac?
Tridectin is a multi-active drench containing moxidectin and has a 14-day persistency claim against moxidectin sensitive Barber’s Pole worm.
A unique formulation that delivers powerful and persistent control via three modes of action that individually exhibit broad-spectrum control against the most important nematodes in sheep.
Contains the unrivalled potency and persistency of moxidectin.
Controls worms with single, double or triple resistance to white, clear or mectin’ drenches or monepantal.
Short 17 day ESI
Cowaramup Agencies can source this product if required. Please call us on 9755 5279.
View Dr. Tim Elliott’s insights on how to manage worms this summer