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The AVA Annual Conference is the nation’s premier veterinary event, covering all fields of veterinary science and in 2017 brought together over 920 veterinary professionals and 115 exhibitors.

We hope you will join us for the 2018 AVA Annual Conference in Brisbane, 13-18 May.    
Visit conference.ava.com.au to register.    To download a pdf file of the entire program click here.
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Wednesday, May 16 • 9:00am - 9:30am
Control of scour worms in prime lambs in Western Australia

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In Western Australia, a project quantified the potential loss of growth and value in prime lambs due to non-Haemonchus sp worm species. Observations from 2013 to 2015 were conducted on 14 properties throughout South-West Western Australia. The results suggest that best-practice worm control over the critical period for prime lamb growth should include: ensuring that growth rates are 240 grams per head per day or greater in the first 14 weeks after the start of lambing; conducting worm egg counts about 10 weeks after the start of lambing; weaning and giving an effective (>98%) drench shortly afterwards if the count is over 250 eggs per gram; and drench onto lower worm burden paddock. All of these practices would be cost effective given the significant economic value to be gained when prime lambs are slaughtered around 28 weeks after the start of lambing and they are also relatively easy to implement.

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Wednesday May 16, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
Plaza P3 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre