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Laboratory Diagnostics

Worm Egg Counts, Worm IDs, FECRTs & ASBVs

Sustainable worm management relies on monitoring worm egg counts and regular drench resistance tests. At Dawbuts, we assist you with Worm Egg Counts (WECs), Worm ID Tests, Faecal Egg Count Reduction Tests (FECRTs), Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBVs), Larval Differentials, Drench Tests and other tests for special application.

Lab: Research

Kamiya 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 diagnostic testing!

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


Small Ruminants

Sheep, Goats, & Alpacas


Large Ruminants

Cattle (Meat & Dairy)


Monogastric Herbivores


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 our 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. Furthermore, 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.

Lab: Features

Laboratory Tests

Reporting time from arrival in the lab for most of our tests is 24 to 48 hours. For larvals it is 7 to 10 days. To find out a bit more about each of our tests and to what they are best suited, follow the appropriate links.

Individual Faecal Egg Counts

McMaster & Mini-FLOTAC

Pooled Faecal Egg Counts

McMaster & Mini-FLOTAC

Worm IDs

Larval Differentiation

Fluke Sedimentation

Liver & Stomach Fluke


Drench Resistance Tests


Australian Sheep Breeding Values

Lab: List
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