Pests and Diseases
Links to information relating to pest and diseases in the sheep (wool, lamb, mutton) industry in Tasmania
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: Internal Parasites in Sheep
There are three broad types of internal parasite that can cause significant health issues in sheep – worms, flukes and protozoa.
: Invasive Species in Tasmania
The Invasive Species Branch (ISB) has lead responsibility for terrestrial vertebrate invasive animals and all declared weeds in Tasmania. A number of new and emerging threats, as well as established invasive species, will be targeted by the ISB.
: Sheep and Goat Electronic Identification (eID)
In September 2022, as part of ongoing national traceability reforms, Australia’s Agriculture Ministers agreed to work collaboratively with industry to introduce national mandatory individual electronic identification (eID) for sheep and goats by 1 January 2025.
: Tasmanian Biosecurity Advisories
Biosecurity Tasmania Enews – a quarterly summary of biosecurity issues of relevance to Tasmania; alerts to any significant new disease, pest or weed risk and; advice of any significant changes to biosecurity legislation, protocols or other requirements (ie quarantine rules, animal or plant health legislation, animal welfare legislation etc)
: Animal Health Australia
Animal Health Australia (AHA) is a not-for-profit public company established by the Australian, state and territory governments and major national livestock industry organisations. AHA's mission is to ensure that the national animal health system delivers a competitive advantage and preferred market access for Australia's livestock industries.
Useful information about treating flystrike in sheep. Includes longer term management options to reduce the overall risk.
: LiceBoss (AWI)
LiceBoss is a computerised decision support system that helps woolgrowers estimate the probability of lice infestation, estimate the degree of wool loss and offer suggestions on available chemicals and expected residue levels.
The latest information on sheep worm control.