Flystrike management tools

Page last updated: Monday, 22 July 2019 - 11:58am

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To make sure that any chemical application doesn’t leave you short on protection or break your withholding periods, the Flystrike Chemical Planner (a hand-held paper-based tool) and the Flystrike Assist application (mobile app for iOS and Android) have been developed by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD).

Preventive chemical application is an important part of flystrike management in sheep. There are many different types of flystrike preventative chemicals on the market, all with different protection periods and chemical withholding periods. It is important to understand the value and limitations of these chemicals in the protection of sheep from flystrike.

Further information on managing flystrike can be found at Managing flystrike in sheep.

Flystrike Assist app for iOS and Android

This recently updated app assists decisions about the appropriate chemical for flystrike prevention whilst observing chemical withhold periods and is specifically designed for your iOS and Android devices.

You can view the main chemical groups and the relevant wool, local slaughter and export interval date for each chemical. The app then lets you set an application date and prepares a timeline for that application.

 Flystike Assist screen shot

Flystrike chemical planner 

The flystrike chemical planner is a hand-held paper-based tool which is similar to the smart phone app but it features a moveable dial showing the protection and withholding periods for the major chemical groups.  It is available in hard copy from DAFWA district offices.

Contact information

Julia Smith
+61 (0)8 9368 3349