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Methodical progress with flystrike control

Posted by Bestprac on Sep 05 2012

Research and development continues to explore ways to best protect the Australian sheep flock from breech strike.

At the latest AWI Breech Strike Research and Development Technical Update, overviews of recent field trials were presented across various projects.

While still in a research and development phase, SkinTractionTM being developed by Cobbett Technologies and AWI is showing some encouraging results for both breech modification and welfare. Trials over the last four years have determined the preferred application volumes and pressures and animal husbandry procedures. The technology involves a needle-less intradermal treatment of sodium lauryl sulphate, an additive currently widely used in toothpaste, shampoo and lotions.

A series of six trials using these preferred procedures is taking place and results from the first three trials were presented at the recent Technical Update. The remaining three trials will be assessed in the next four months.

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Last changed: Sep 10 2012

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