The management of sheep lice remains a constant challenge to sheep producers. Many of our southern graziers will utilise the services of a plunge dip this season, whether they have a problem or not. The opportunity to treat with a full-immersion dip using a diazinon based product is sound management practice. If anyone would like to get into that run, please contact Alice Morley (0429 985 250).
This year you will see some new names for backline treatments in our stores. Products such as Hercules®, Exilice®, Viper®, Centurion® and Fennec®, to name a few.
- Viper® is a new product from Bayer Animal Health. It is an updated, stronger chemical coming from the same family as Avenge®.
- Fennec® is our first combination pour-on released into the sheep lice management market. Fennec® combines the lice killing power of imidacloprid (Avenge®) & abamectin (Maverick®).
- Hercules®, Exilice® and Centurion® are all imidacloprid-based products.
Along with Extinosad® and Eureka Gold®, we have an excellent base of products with no known resistance problems to help manage sheep lice. Speak with your local store to work out your best option for this shearing.