The continued wet weather followed by the warmer days, means that flystrike could again become an issue. Last year in our stud flock only two sheep were struck, and in both cases a small spot on the shoulder, the strike tend not to spread due to the light coat and low levels of lanolin, thus self limiting.
Providing the sheep are not scouring, the strike in the XBred ewes was also on the body, and we had far fewer percentage wise, than the merino and british breed sheep. If the problem becomes too severe, a jetting (soaking with a pressured wand along the back line) with one of the modern chemical solutions is the answer, these treatments have quite a long action. Otherwise one must cut the wool away with shears and apply a larvicide to kill the maggots.