The NSW DPI is responsible for increasing the productivity and resilience of the agricultural sector. It does this through agricultural productivity research across livestock, plants and nature resource management areas, as well as providing education and training.
To grow and maintain Victoria's strong agriculture sector, the department works with industry and on research, development and extension to improve production; connects the sector with international markets; supports industry development; and maintains effective biosecurity controls.
Parasites are a major cause of disease and production loss in livestock, frequently causing significant economic loss and impacting on animal welfare. In addition to the impact on animal health and production, control measures are costly and often time-consuming. A major concern is the development of resistance by worms, lice and blowflies to many of the chemicals used to control them.
Designed to provide basic information about parasites causing disease in animals and people. Covers information on parasite morphology (fundamental to taxonomy); host range (species specificity); site of infection (tissue/organ tropism); parasite pathogenicity (disease potential); modes of transmission (spread of infections); differential diagnosis (detection of infections); and treatment and control (cure and prevention).
A suite of three products developed for the management of blowflies, worms and lice. The WormBoss, FlyBoss and LiceBoss websites are sources of detailed management information and regional programs that will assist in managing the major parasite risks for sheep. Developed by expert panels of parasitologists and veterinarians from across Australia.
The McMaster technique is used for demonstrating and counting helminth eggs in faecal samples. It is the most widely employed method for this purpose. Although it provides a valuable diagnostic aid, care is needed with interpretation of the data provided as both qualitative and quantitative results can be influenced by a variety of factors.
This journal is concerned with those aspects of helminthology, protozoology and entomology which are of interest to animal health investigators, veterinary practitioners and others with a special interest in parasitology.
Edited by Professor Ian Beveridge of the University of Melbourne and Professor David Emery of the University of Sydney, addresses a perceived need in Australia and New Zealand for a parasitology teaching resource for veterinary and animal bioscience students. Designed as a practical teaching resource rather a complete reference text.
Helminth parasites of ruminants are ubiquitous, with many tropical and sub-tropical environments of the world providing near-perfect conditions for their survival and development. Although these parasites are widely prevalent, the clinical signs they cause in infected animals can be less obvious than signs of other livestock diseases.
A resource designed to enhance the learning experience of students studying parasitology, by providing a visual guide to assist with the identification of major insect, arachnid, helminth and protozoan parasites affecting both small and large animals, as well as diagnostic tools commonly used in practice and research.