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.
Thursday, May 17 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Emerging strategies for sheep flystrike control Part 2

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This is a second part of a two-part presentation. This section will evaluate the options for producers to control flies, and identify areas of limitation and critical decision points in light of both economics and community expectations. The veterinarian’s role in facilitating the adoption of optimal and ethical flystrike control systems will also be examined. The use of pain relief in particular associated with breech strike control will be specifically addressed. On-farm decisions relating to fly control remain a challenge for producers. Research trials continue to demonstrate that mulesing provides a relatively cheap and highly effective means to control breech strike. However, community expectations and producer concerns about the welfare of the practice mean that in the future this highly effective tool will no longer be available. Both producers and veterinarians need to be aware of both short term strategies (eg use of pain relief with mulesing) and medium and long term strategies (including management and breeding).)

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Bruce Allworth

Allworth Sheep and Cattle Production
Worked at Massey University and Melbourne University (Mackinnon Project). Operated Allworth Sheep and Cattle Consultancy Services for 25 years. Completed a pHD in footrot eradication, and coordinated the National Johnes Disease Program from 1997-2003. Operates sheep and cattle property... Read More →

Thursday May 17, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Plaza P3 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre