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Flystrike Control

Flystrike is a major risk and disease for Australian sheep, costing $280 million annually in treatment costs and lost production associated with flystrike.

FlyBoss is the national information resource for flystrike management in Australia available through the FlyBoss website ( and extension activities targeted at sheep producers seeking to:

  • Phase out the practice of mulesing;
  • Breed breechstrike resistant sheep;
  • Manage their flock to reduce the risk of breechstriike.



  • Sustainable blowfly strike management;
  • Reduced or eliminated need for mulesing;
  • Reduced chemical residues in wool;
  • Improved animal welfare outcomes;
  • Production of meat and wool products from non-mulesed sheep.


Recommended users: Ram breeders, commercial producers, lamb finishers, advisors & consultants, teachers & educators

The FlyBoss website contains information and advice on:


FlyBoss has been developed by leading Australian sheep parasitologists to provide accurate, reliable and independent information on flystrike prevention and treatment.

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Reports, Articles and Presentations Producer Training Websites

Reports, Articles and Presentations

Sheep CRC 2010 Conference Papers - Flystrike management

This Conference combined world class science with its practical application.

Producer Training

Flystrike Management Workshops

The Sheep CRC, AWI, MLA, Sheep Genetics and the State Departments of Primary Industry (I & I NSW, DAFWA, DEEDI Qld, TIAR (Tas), Rural Solutions SA and DPI Vic) have jointly developed the one stop shop for Flystrike Management. Flystrike and Lice Management workshops will be held at locaions around Australia and will provide information for sheep producers on an integrated approach to managing breech strike and body strike. Participants will learn how to pick the sheep flies love; which chemicals work for flies and lice; and how to prepare your management and breeding plan to prevent flies and lice.

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