Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4


Sheep, Cattle, Helminths, Pest control, Feeding, Western Australia

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THE extensive losses which result from the ravages of internal parasites are a matter of serious concern.

Livestock owners realise this all too well and welcome advice concerning control measures which can be adopted. Unfortunately, it is not possible to give clear cut advice on the subject.

Much publicity is given to the use of drugs which will expel the worms. Various systems of strategic drenching have been developed.

It is well to remember, however, that drenching is only one of many methods which can be used to control worm infestation.

In this talk attention will be concentrated on experimental evidence which shows that good husbandry in general, and good feeding in particular, may greatly reduce the worm burden carried by livestock.