Barber’s Pole worm warnings in NSW after Dubbo sheep deaths

Barber’s Pole worms in a lamb’s abomasum are red due to feeding on blood. NEW South Wales sheep producers are being urged to plan to counter Barber’s Pole worms in their flocks due to continuing warm, wet weather across the state. Central West Local Land Services is encouraging sheep and goat producers in Dubbo and surrounding areas to check their mobs for worms. Worm egg counts have been exceptionally high this month, with on farm losses due to Barber’s Pole worm (Haemonchus contortus) occurring in young animals even on their mothers. Dr Evelyn Walker of Central West Local Land Services…

Source: Sheep Central
Barber’s Pole worm warnings in NSW after Dubbo sheep deaths