Anthelmintic resistance is a growing issue, therefore investigation of potential resistance is an important tool in managing production-limiting effects on-farm.
At Gribbles Veterinary we are committed to developing tools to promote vet + farmer communication. This season we are launching a new faecal egg count reduction test (FECRT) report, which will calculate anthelmintic susceptibility for different parasites for each drench active group.
You’ll be relieved to have no further need for those clumsy manual spreadsheets! This new report is farmer ready, so you can use it as a tool to discuss what is happening on-farm.
The new FECRT report will be available in early January, ready to go for drench investigations in 2022. In order to receive this report, both larval cultures and FECs for all control, pre-drench and post-drench samples must be performed at one of our Gribbles laboratories. This ensures we have all the data needed to calculate the susceptibility.
To make sure we receive all the information required for this new report, there is also a new submission form available on our website to use for this testing.
More features are in development for future versions of this report. If you have any questions please contact your local Territory Manager or Gribbles Veterinary laboratory.