UNEPB21 - Agricultural Short Course
Learn the principles and practices of effective integrated parasite management of sheep in Australia, covering worms, flies and lice.
Learn integrated parasite management: the key parasites of sheep and how to exploit their weaknesses; methods to limit parasite build up and exposure to stock; parasite monitoring and testing, and decisions on when treatments should occur; treatment chemicals including their types, application methods, timing, and how to reduce the rate at which chemical resistance develops; breeding sheep for resistance to worms and flystrike; use of online tools to assist parasite management decision-making.
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On successful completion of this short course, you will have the skills and knowledge to apply, or provide advice to others about, effective integrated parasite management of sheep, including:
The course content assumes a sound knowledge of sheep management systems, including general practices undertaken to manage parasites. Applicants ideally will have:
Prior training in either Agricultural Science; Rural Science; Livestock Science; Veterinary Science; Agribusiness; or other formal or on-the-job training to have gained knowledge of sheep health and management will be an advantage.
The course contains 3 units:
Students will receive a Certificate of Completion from ParaBoss upon successful completion of these three units in this short course.
Graduates will also be listed (with their permission) on the ParaBoss website and ParaBoss will promote the value of the graduates to the sheep industry.
ParaBoss is the national, industry-endorsed program that provides parasite management information to the Australian sheep industry.
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