BioWorma - Duddingtonia
BioWorma, an innovative biological control product for parasitic nematodes (roundworms) developed by an animal health company in western Sydney, has finally been registered for use in Australia. Blacktown-based International Animal Health Products (IAHP) hopes BioWorma will be registered for release in NZ by next week followed by the United States by the end of April.
The product is based on a strain of Duddingtonia flagrans, a fungus that occurs naturally in the environment and is found all over the world. The Duddingtonia flagrans spores are fed to grazing animals in feed supplements and have no effect on internal parasites within the animal.They pass onto pastures in the manure where they trap and eat the larvae of the major parasitic worms in sheep, cattle, goats and horses.