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About Us

Dawbuts was established in 2009 to provide services to the livestock industry. Dawbuts is dedicated to supporting its customers and their animals.
We are focused on providing parasitology diagnostic services; contract research for pharmaceutical companies both in Australia and overseas; training in animal health, production and biosecurity to pharmaceutical and rural store merchandise employees and producers; and on-farm advisory and consultancy to producers.
A highly skilled and experienced livestock veterinary parasitologist, Matt Playford, leads the Dawbuts team. The Dawbuts team can assist you, with navigating through the maze of parasite management and drench resistance in livestock to minimise stock losses and maximise production.

 
 
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Matthew Playford

Managing Director

Matt is the owner of Dawbuts. After graduating in veterinary science from the University of Sydney in 1986, he did an internship in pastoral medicine then worked in rural practice in NSW and Victoria. From 1989 to 1994 Matt undertook research at Hokkaido University, completing a doctorate in parasite immunology.
He taught livestock medicine and managed the large animal teaching practice at the University of Queensland from 1995-1999, then worked in R&D within a corporate pharmaceutical and as a veterinary consultant before founding Dawbuts Pty Ltd in October 2009.