Whether you raise goats for their fibre, meat or milk, internal parasites are a big issue that can and do cost your enterprise in lost production..... How much depends on your management...
Without information you could be tearing up money drenching when it's not needed or miss a worm problem that leads to scouring and lost production as a result. A visual appraisal of a mob is not a reliable way to assess worm burdens in goats. A worm test is the only method to definitive method. Drench because you know your goats have worms...not because you think they might!
StockWatch results are represented in eggs per gram and split into the basic roundworm types and include comments on any other parasites observed. Results are forwarded within 24 hours of arrival at the Lab.
Standard Test: Mob average offering simple sample collection, quickly answering if drenching is required or your recent drench has performed.
Premium Test: Mob average including range of 10 samples, which offers producers more detail to make decisions when the risk of infestation is high.
Liver Fluke Testing: A StockWatch Liver Fluke Test is reported as either Positive or Negative. A positive result indicates the presence of adult liver fluke. If positive, management actions are most likely required.
Individual Samples for Genetic Selection:
50+ animals $3.85/head (less than 50 samples = $5/hd)
Basic Drench Resistance Testing: It doesn't get simpler. Collect a sample 10 to 14 days after you have drenched to see if the drench you are using is effective or if it's time to rotate your drench. For the best results send a sample prior to drenching to give you a starting point.
A StockWatch Worm Egg Count Test will provide quick turn around mob average or individual worm egg counts that will help you decide if you need to drench or if your current drenching program is effective.
For the fastest results simply download a Request Form, fill in the details and send with your sample/s to: StockWatch Reply Paid 423 Temora NSW 2666.
Or order a free StockWatch Kit which includes everything you need to test 1 to 4 mobs. Kits contain Sample Collection Instructions, a Request Form, and a Guide to Egg Count Results.
Still unsure - We are always available to discuss results or answer questions.
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