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.    
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Thursday, May 17 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Efficacy of three lice treatments in Dorpers

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The aims of the study were to: 1) survey the presence of lice in Cleanskin sheep; 2) determine the efficacy in Cleanskin sheep of three lousicides commonly used in wool breeds; and 3) provide recommendations for the control of lice on Cleanskin breeds of sheep. A survey of 20 properties with Cleanskin sheep found 4 with lice infestations. A mob of 72 Dorper lambs infested with lice were confinement fed together for 3 months to establish a uniform moderate lice burden. Six lambs were then randomly allocated into each of 12 double fenced pens representing three replications of 4 treatment groups for a further 2 months. The 4 groups consisted of three chemical applications: Imidacloprid, Extinosad and Ivermectin and a control group. All treatments were found to be effective in removing lice (p< 0.05) and recommendations were made for the control of lice in Cleanskin sheep.

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Colin Trengove

Lecturer Production Animal Health, University of Adelaide
Colin is a lecturer in ruminant health and production at the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Roseworthy campus, University of Adelaide. He is a graduate of Murdoch Uni in 1979; MVS from Melbourne Uni in 1991; and working on a PhD from Adelaide Uni in 2019. A career interest... Read More →

Thursday May 17, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Plaza P3 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre