Laboratory

Parasites pose a high economic burden on the agricultural industry. According to Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), worms and parasites have caused an estimated AU$435m per year damage to the Australian sheep industry in 2015. Resistance to drenches is an increasingly major problem. Sustainable worm management relies on monitoring worm egg counts and regular drench resistance tests. Dawbuts can help you manage this problem with our laboratory testing!

Laboratory Tests
  • Faecal Worm Egg Counts – McMaster or Mini-FLOTAC
  • Larval Differentiation
  • Fluke Sedimentation Test
  • Drench Resistance Tests
  • Fecal Egg Count Reduction Tests (FECRT‘s)
  • Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBV‘s)

Tests may vary depending on the type of species being examined. The three different groups we diagnose are listed below.

The Kamiya Laboratory team at Dawbuts consists of several experienced technicians, who receive continual support from veterinarian, Matthew Playford (BVSc,DipVCS,DVMSc,MANZCVS). The experience and expertise of parasitology diagnostics team ensures that when your samples reach our lab, results will be provided quickly and accurately. In addition, the laboratory tests we conduct can also be supported with comprehensive advice by our in house vets with regards to your agricultural animal health. Further more, we can assist you on drench choice selection, developing a drench management plan, drench resistance testing and any other related issues which you may encounter.

You can follow these links for more information in regards to prices, or to order our WEC Kits. Don’t hesitate to contact us if there is anything else you wish to discuss.