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Managing Parasites & Disease This Summer - Rutherglen

Dr Matt Playford & Dr Rob Woodgate

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (AEDT)

Managing Parasites & Disease This Summer - Rutherglen

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Rutherglen - Summer Parasite & Disease 15/12/2017 Free  

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Join us in Rutherglen on the 21st of November to ensure you win the war against worms!



There's no mistaking that the livestock industries are in a boom period across all commodities and markets. Right now producers have a prime opportunity to captalise on the opportunities this presents.


Productive livestock enterprises take careful planning and informed decision making to ensure the production potential of your animals are met and to enhance the profitability of your enterprise.


This workshop, delivered by two of the best sheep parasitologists in Australia, is designed to give you the tools necessary to limit the impact of disease and parasites in your operation this summer. Decisions made now will impact sheep immediately, throughout joining and lambing next year and potentially long term with the rise on drench resistance throughout Australia.


 In addition, Agriculture Victoria will be discussing their role and services as well as how best to utilise EID technology for bisosecurity and productivity purposes.


Afternoon tea & refreshment provided.


This event is proudly brought to you by Zoetis Australia and supported by Agriculture Victoria.


Dr Matt Playford - Dawbuts

  • The impacts of worms (visual vs. hidden costs)
  • Combating resistance through drench choice
  • Short acting and long acting products
  • How to prepare your pastures for 2018

Dr Rob Woodgate - Charles Sturt University

  • The benefits of WEC monitoring
  • An insight into local drench resistance
  • Emerging trends in southern parasite populations
  • What to expect this Spring and Summer


Dr Jeff Cave - District Veterinarian, Agriculture Victoria

  • The Role of Agriculture Victoria in Biosecurity & Animal Health


Greg Ferrier - Extension Office, Agriculture Victoria 

  • Requirements for and potential productivity benefits of EID to sheep producers


For more information or registration help please contact Glenn Page on 0418 539 924 






Have questions about Managing Parasites & Disease This Summer - Rutherglen? Contact Dr Matt Playford & Dr Rob Woodgate

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DEDJTR Rutherglen Centre
124 Chiltern Valley Rd
Rutherglen, VIC 3685

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (AEDT)

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Dr Matt Playford & Dr Rob Woodgate

Matt's company Dawbuts provides research, training, consultancy and parasitology services to the animal industries. After graduating in veterinary science from the University of Sydney in 1986, Matt did an internship in pastoral medicine before working in rural practice in NSW and Victoria. From 1989 to 1994 Matt undertook research at Hokkaido University, completing a doctorate in parasite immunology. He taught livestock medicine and managed the large animal teaching practice at the University of Queensland from 1995-1999, then worked in R&D with Intervet and as a veterinary consultant before founding Dawbuts Pty Ltd in October 2009. He consults to a wide range of sheep and cattle producers in NSW and beyond and is an accredited Lifetime Ewe Management deliverer. Matt is active in Camden Rotary Club and is a keen cyclist.


Rob joined CSU in January 2012 and teaches veterinary parasitology and general animal health to animal science, equine science and vet students. Rob also supports worm egg counting and other parasitology testing and research in CSU's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Rob is the leader of the Animal Health and Welfare Research Pathway in the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation at CSU. Prior to this, Rob spent 12 years with the WA Department of Agriculture and Food, responsible for state-wide research and extension about the control of sheep worms, blowflies and lice. He was the National Coordinator of the WormBoss website – – between 2008 and 2011, and remains on the national Technical Panel for Paraboss. Rob’s main research and professional interests are in being able to provide meaningful practical advice about the diagnosis, treatment and sustainable management of internal and external parasites.

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