Scientist plans to use spider venom to cure sheep parasite

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By Hannah Powe
September 30 2018 - 6:00am
PhD student Samantha Nixon, Brisbane, with a Queensland whistling tarantula. She hopes to transform spider venom into new anti-parasitic drugs.

GROUNDBREAKING research into the use of spider venom as a drug against parasitic worms, including Barber’s Pole in sheep, could be the new cure to many producers’ problems. 

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Hannah Powe

Livestock writer

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