Dear Sheep Producer,

Did you know that parasites cost the Australian sheep industry about $715M every year?

This is a huge issue for the health of sheep and the productivity of sheep producers across Australia.

To address this issue, AWI have engaged the University of New England to survey sheep producers about their control of internal and external parasites so as an industry we can make the control of parasites more effectively.

How will you benefit?

The survey results will identify where we can invest research and resources to enhance the effectiveness of parasite control, the insights gained will contribute to the information available on the ParaBoss websites (WormBoss, LiceBoss and FlyBoss) as well as parasite control workshops for sheep producers.

How can you help?

We invite you to complete our online questionnaire - this should take about 30 minutes. We have made every effort to keep the questions as short and meaningful as possible. The survey is aimed at any sheep producer with 100 sheep or more.

For your ease of use, please complete the survey on a computer or laptop rather than a tablet or mobile device.

You can answer as many or as few questions as you can spare time for. It is not necessary to consult your farm records but having your stock book handy or your computer records open will make the process quicker for you.

The link below will take you to the online survey. It can only be used once, so don’t click on the link until you are ready to fill in the survey.


If you prefer to fill in the survey in several sessions, you can save what you have done so far, and you will be prompted for your email address. A new link will be sent to that address. When you are ready to fill in more of the survey, this link will take you to where you left off.

If you close the window or quit without saving, your answers up to that point will be lodged, but you will not be able to return to the survey to complete it later.

Security of your information

The information to be gathered in this survey will, of course, remain confidential, and all respondents will remain anonymous.

If you have any questions about the survey or would like a paper copy of the questionnaire to fill out, please contact Dr. Alison Colvin, Email: [email protected], Professor Stephen Walkden-Brown, Email [email protected], Telephone: (02) 6773 5152 or Dr. Ian Reeve, Email [email protected].

Approval and Complaints

This project has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee of the University of New England (Approval No. HE18-286, Valid to 01/02/2020).

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