A lot of farms have had a small number of cases – I’m not aware of any large outbreaks.
These sporadic cases can be treated by spot treatment with Maggo or Cyrex.
Best not to clip wool in the affected area too short or the skin can get badly sunburnt. Just saturate the area with one of the above chemicals.
If you start to get more than a few cases then a dip with a chemical with a reasonable length of protection against fly and one that does lice as well, may be needed.
There are a number of suitable products – also there have been some new products recently released suited for this purpose so contact the clinic for more information
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