Soon to hit shelves is an innovative new product entering into the animal health sphere.
BioWorma is chemical free and should eliminate the resistance issues that we currently face.
It uses a natural strain of fungus – Duddingtonia flagrans – which seeks out and traps the larvae of parasites such as
Barber’s Pole Worms,
Brown Stomach Worms,
Black Scour Worms and
Large strongyles (large red worms), including Strongylus spp., Triodontophorus spp. and Oesophagodontus spp.,
Small strongyles (small red worms or cyathostomes), including Cyathostomum spp., Cylicocyclus spp. and Cylicostephanus spp.,
Stomach Hair Worm (Trichostrongylus axei), Ascarids (Parascaris equorum),
Threadworms (Strongyloides westeri) and
Pinworms (Oxyuris equi).
It works by substantially reducing the numbers of infective worm larvae (including multi-resistant larvae) emerging from manure onto pasture.
When fed to animals, the thick-walled spores remain inert (having no effect within the host animal) and resist digestion, passing through into the manure. There they germinate and form trapping organs that capture, paralyse and consume emerging infective worm larvae (including multi-resistant larvae).
The spores are safe, non-toxic and residue-free.
Paddock rotation is still going to have to be implemented as part of the long term over all parasite control strategy.
Time will tell if it will up to all the hype.
We’d love to hear your thoughts 🙂