The word 'ecotoparasiticide' is commonly used to describe a group of chemicals that assist farmers manage external parasites on ruminants. Ectoparasites of major economic and animal welfare concerns to cattle and sheep in Australia are ticks, biting and nuisance flies, blowflies, lice and mites. |
This publication contributes to the ongoing understanding and debate on ectoparasiticide use in contemporary Australian livestock production, by delivering a snapshot of current chemical use patterns, government registration/regulation program for such products, the economic benefits to producers from using such products and, just as importantly, the animal welfare benefits of product usage.
The report was launched by Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
Ectoparasiticide use in contemporary Australian livestock production.pdf
Senator Colbeck media release.pdf
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