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Dawbuts Farm Services

Giving you the tools for animal health and production.

Backed by the Dawbuts Laboratory, Dawbuts Animal Health (DAH) specialises in the management and control of internal and external parasites of sheep and cattle. We come to your farm and develop cost effective solutions to manage parasites and increase livestock production on your farm. Our services include drench resistance testing, pre joining ram checks, livestock contracting and small farm management.

 

Drench Resistance Tests

A DRT shows you how well drenches work! By conducting a drench test we identify how effective each individual drench is on the worm types on your property. This allows you to select the right drench for the worms present on your property at the right time of year. Use effective drench to reduce production costs. This will also provide you with the information needed to make a long term drenching plan preventing drench resistance developing.


A DRT gives you: 

  • More effective drenches, 

  • Increased production, 

  • Improved livestock health 

  • Decreases the risk of drench resistance


All drench tests are conducted by the experienced team at Dawbuts Farm Services. All you need to do is have the selected mob in the yards an hour before we arrive.

We conduct DRT's on both sheep and cattle for Gastrointestinal Nematodes (Barber's Pole, Scour Worm, Small Brown Stomach Worm, Large bowl worm etc.) and Liver Fluke.

Gastrointestinal DRT (Sheep and Cattle)

Requirements:

  • 20 head per drench group 

  • For sheep a pre test with an average epg between 250 and 600 

  • For cattle a pre test with an average epg between 80 and 200

  • Animals that have been drenched previously can be used as long as they are outside the withholding of the previous drench

  • This DRT requires two farm visits 14 days apart, you are required to have the selected mob in the yards before we arrive

Gastrointestinal Drenches:

The drenches we test for sheep are Albendazole, Abamectin, Moxidectin, Closantel, Levamisole, Triguard, Tridectin, Startect, & Zolvix Plus. For cattle we test Doramec, Fenbendazole, & Levamisole.

Liver Fluke DRT (Sheep and Cattle)

Requirements:

  • 20 head per drench group 

  • A pre test positive for fluke

  • Animals that have been drenched previously can be used as long as they are outside the withholding of the previous drench

  • This DRT requires two farm visits 30 days apart, you are required to have the selected mob in the yards before we arrive

Fluke Drenches:

The drenches we test for sheep are Triclabendazole, Albendazole, Closantel, & Levamisole/Oxyclozanide. For cattle we test Triclabendazole, Albendazole, Clorsulon/Nitroxinyl, Levamisole/Oxyclozanide, & Clorsulon/Ivermectin.

DRT Kits Available For Vets

Included in a DRT kit is all drenches and sample collection kits and equipment required to complete a drench test. Contact us for a quote.

 

Pre Joining Ram Examinations (PJRE)

We will come to your farm to examine your rams pre joining to ensure they are in the best condition to service your ewes giving you the best conception rates possible from each ram. A PJRE is best done at approximately 12 before joining however examinations can be done up to 6 weeks before joining. The Dawbuts team will come equipped to deal with all medical procedures necessary to get you rams in the best shape possible.

 

Small Farm Management

Do you need someone to manage your livestock or get you started on your own farming journey? Look no further, the experienced team at Dawbuts Animal Health can manage your livestock ensuring best practice management, welfare and production from the livestock on your farm.

 

DRT Enquiry Form

Submit your request and we'll be in touch with you about setting up your Drench Resistance Test

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