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Mineral Worm Control

​This producer research site sought to evaluate the efficacy of oral mineral supplement (OMS™) for worm control in prime lambs.  Two sites ran control and treated mobs.  The dry season encountered on property one resulted in low worm burdens and led to the mobs being combined to manage supplementary feeding.  There were no significant differences in live weight.  Property two experienced a better season resulting in higher worm burdens.  The growth rates of the OMS treated mob was significantly higher that the control mob.  However, it must be noted that the control mob were un-drenched providing no comparison with a standard worm management program.  The OMS drench is mineral based so it may influence animal productivity by addressing a subclinical mineral deficiency.  With one year's data from two sites the impact of OMS is inclusive; however, the host producers' were sufficiently interested to continue to the trial the product.​


Title Size Date published
156.1KB 01/06/2009


Contract No. Title Start date End date Funding type
2004/S03 Mineral Worm Control
13/12/2004 17/07/2009

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