AUSTRALIA’S top sheep, goat and cattle parasite management website – ParaBoss — has had its first overhaul in more than a decade.
The website has been given a major overhaul making it easier than ever for producers to find accurate and trusted information about managing internal and external parasites.
The ParaBoss suite of websites has been providing tailored information on worms, lice, flies and, more recently, ticks, for more than a decade. The overhaul is the first time the site has received a major upgrade since its original development.
Animal Health Australia said the website’s information is now even more accessible to producers, through clear search functions, user friendly tools and the ability to save information preferences to match producer needs.
The redeveloped website comes as part of a major project funded by Meat & Livestock Australia, Australian Wool Innovation and AHA, and also includes a tailored extension, communication and awareness program.
MLA’s group manager – productivity & animal wellbeing. Dr David Beatty, said at MLA said it is fantastic to see the updated website launched after a period of consultation, planning, workshopping and building.
“Parasites are top of mind for many livestock producers as we come into a wet Spring, so it is imperative they have easily accessible and reliable information available on parasite management.
“The new website culminates a significant body of work from the parasite management experts across Australia involved in reviewing and redeveloping the online resource,” he said.
AWI’s general manager research Dr Jane Littlejohn also welcomed the launch of the new website and applauded the inclusion of livestock producers as part of the testing process.
“A valuable component of the ParaBoss website redevelopment was consultations with key user groups, including woolgrowers, sheep, goat and cattle producers.
“Their input during the early phase has contributed to the new website,” she said.
“With the new site now up and running we will continue to keep livestock producers front of mind in the on-going testing and improving of the site.”
AHA’s general manager, customer, strategy and operations, Adam Pate, congratulated everyone involved in getting the ParaBoss website to this point.
“We have transitioned eight separate websites and more than 15 tools into one defined and dedicated website resource, which has seen key information across the sites consolidated into clear topic areas,” he said.
The new ParaBoss website is now live and can be viewed at paraboss.com.au. The website will undergo periodic reviews over the next few months based on user feedback and all users are welcome to fill out the feedback form on the site to ensure the next updates reflect their requirements.
Source – AHA.