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LiceBoss Tools

LiceBoss Tools are a series of interactive decision support modules that allow you to enter farm-specific data and get answers applicable to your property and particular management circumstances.
Click on the headings below to access the LiceBoss Tools


Special thanks goes to Brian Horton, Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, University of Tasmania, for development of and ongoing improvements to the LiceBoss tools.



LiceBoss Treatment Decision Guide

The LiceBoss Treatment Decision Guide will assist your decision on whether existing, introduced or stray sheep should receive a lice treatment and it describes the type of treatment and associated management practices recommended by LiceBoss, plus links to detailed information on treatments. 

Products Tool

Displays a list of registered products available for lice and flystrike control.

Ewe-lamb Treatments Tool

Helps to choose a treatment strategy when lice are found in pregnant ewes or ewes that have lambs at foot.

Long Wool Tool

Helps to determine the best course of action when lice are found more than 6 weeks after shearing.

Treatment Factors Tool

Assesses dipping, showering and backline application methods and helps to identify faults in technique and possible causes of a treatment failure.

Rubbing Tool

Helps to determine whether rubbing is due to lice or some other cause.

Short Wool Tool

Assists in deciding whether or not to treat for lice at or soon after shearing. It can also help identify potential sources of infestation and assist the design of a lice biosecurity plan.

Wool Residue Tool

Estimates the pesticide residue concentration likely in the wool at the next shearing after application of chemicals for lice or flystrike control.