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Practical steps to avoid either the introduction of resistant parasites or the development of resistance on your property include:

 

·       Quarantine drench all animals (including rams, grazing stock) entering your property with a drench form the “Ectin” family. e.g. Vetdectin, genesis, & ivomec.

 

·       Ascertain the status of any land purchased.

 

·       Drench to the heaviest animal in mob

 

·       Rotate all four families of drenches on an annual basis

 

·       Do not drench unnecessarily

 

·       Check drench gun regularly

 

·       Have a planned parasite control program in place.

 

·       Perform regular drench checks.