Dawbuts Price List

Standard Tests

Our standard, run-of-the-mill tests are conducted using McMaster slides. Results are reported at 50EPG for sheep, and 20EPG for cattle. All prices listed are GST inclusive.

 

Individual

$90

15 samples counted individually. Ideal for mobs that haven't been tested before. Know the average and range of worm egg counts within a mob. Best for breeding animals, general monitoring, and when conducting a Pre-Test prior to starting a Drench Resistance Test.

Individual + Larval

$130

15 samples counted individually as mentioned above. Worm eggs are cultured for 7 to 10 days and identified so you know the type of worm present. The larval aspect is critical for drench decisions and checking for resistant worms. (Note: if the average worm egg count is under 100epg, a larval will not be conducted as not enough larvae will be seen to give an accurate species percentage.)

Pooled

$55

15 samples, pooled into 3 groups (5 samples per pool). This gives the mob average, as well as an estimate of the range in a mob. This test is good if wish to have just a rough idea of worm burdens in your flock or paddock.

Pooled + Larval

$95

15 samples pooled into 3 groups, as mentioned above. Worm eggs are cultured for 7 to 10 days and identified so you know the type of worm present. The larval aspect is critical for drench decisions and checking for resistant worms. (Note: if the average worm egg count is under 100epg, a larval will not be conducted as not enough larvae will be seen to give an accurate species percentage.)

Horse Tests

$40 (1st), and then $15 (thereafter)

We individually test as many horses as you sample. Results are reported @50epg. The first horse tested costs $40, and each horse thereafter costs only $15.

ASBVs

$6 per head

Each animal sampled receives a worm egg count. You will be required to name/identify each animal as it is sampled so we can tag the results to the correct animal. The average egg count required to start an ASBV is 300epg across all the animals participating. (We recommend that you pretest before starting to avoid wasting the effort if your average is too low.)

Sensitive Tests

Our sensitive tests are conducted using the Mini-FLOTAC method.

 

Individual (MF)

$130

15 samples counted individually. Know the average and range of worm egg counts within a mob down to very low levels. This test is best for cattle monitoring and post-drench checks only.

Individual (MF) + Larval

$170

15 samples counted individually as mentioned above. Worm eggs are cultured for 7 to 10 days and identified so you know the type of worm present. The larval aspect is critical for drench decisions and checking for resistant worms. (Note: if the average worm egg count is under 100epg, a larval will not be conducted as not enough larvae will be seen to give an accurate species percentage.)

Pooled (MF)

$85

15 samples, pooled into 3 groups (5 samples per pool). This gives the mob average, as well as an estimate of the range in a mob with very high accuracy. This test is good if wish to have a better idea of worm burdens in your flock or paddock at low levels.

Pooled (MF) + Larval

$125

15 samples, pooled into 3 groups as mentioned above. Worm eggs are cultured for 7 to 10 days and identified so you know the type of worm present. The larval aspect is critical for drench decisions and checking for resistant worms. (Note: if the average worm egg count is under 100epg, a larval will not be conducted as not enough larvae will be seen to give an accurate species percentage.)

Extra Tests

Separate to our normal tests, we conduct a couple of extra tests on your herd to help you with the health of your flock. Included here is our first complete test bundle.

 

Fluke Sedimentation

$80

A sedimentation test to check for the presence of liver fluke and/or stomach fluke. This test only detects the presence of eggs and therefore only indicates if adult fluke are present. We do not quantify, and consequently the results are reported as either positive or negative.

Worm ID

$50

Worm eggs are cultured for 7 to 10 days and identified so you know the type of worm present. The larval aspect is critical for drench decisions and checking for resistant worms. (Note: a larval will not be conducted if your previous WEC was under an average of 100epg as not enough larvae will be seen to give an accurate species percentage. The only exception to this is when conducting drench resistance tests and the "Works Burger")

Works Burger

$185

Dawbuts is excited to present to you our first test bundle! Using the Mini-FLOTAC method, 15 samples are pooled into 3 groups. You also receive a Worm ID (larval differentiation) and a fluke test. This test is great way to do a conduct a mob check, covering the important bases.

WEC Kits & FLOTACS

To conduct testing with Dawbuts, you need to first purchase our collection kits to facilitate in accurate, speedy, and hygienic sampling. We also supply the equipment used to conduct FLOTAC testing.

 

WEC Kit Boxes

$15 Up-front

The cost of the WEC kits are included in the listed prices. The WEC collection kits themselves cost $15 upfront. When you return the WEC kits for testing, their cost will be subtracted from the list price when invoiced.

Each kit includes:

  • A collection tray (samples up to 15 animals)

  • A box to keep the sample safe (Australia Post regulations)

  • A zip-lock bag to place the collection tray in upon sampling completion. (Keeps the samples air-tight and the box hygienic)

  • A glove for hygienic sampling

  • A submission form (please fill out all sections neatly and accurately)

  • A Reply-Paid Express Post satchel (assists in our receipt of your sample in a timely manner. Please keep the tracking number that is supplied with the satchel.)

Mini-FLOTAC Slides

The slide used to conduct a test using Mini-FLOTAC. The sensitivity can go as low as 5EPG.

$27.50

Fill-FLOTAC Bottles

$18.30

The manufacturer's recommended loading device for the mini-FLOTAC slides. It is strongly recommended that each Mini-FLOTAC comes pared with one Fill-FLOTAC.

FLOTAC Order Postage & Handling

This is the delivery charge for FLOTAC orders consisting of up to 10 items. Larger orders are subject to a delivery quote.

$50

Drench Resistance Tests

We offer a range of Drench Resistance Tests (DRTs) conducted by our Dawbuts Farm Services branch. These cover gastrointestinal nematodes and fluke in both sheep and cattle. The prices listed are all-inclusive. All you need to do is have the sheep or cattle in the yards an hour before we arrive.

 

SHEEP Gastrointestinal Nematodes - 9 Drenches

$2365

SHEEP Gastrointestinal Nematodes - 8 Drenches

$2230

SHEEP Gastrointestinal Nematodes - 7 Drenches

$2095

SHEEP Gastrointestinal Nematodes - 6 Drenches

$1960

SHEEP Gastrointestinal Nematodes - 5 Drenches

$1825

CATTLE Gastrointestinal Nematodes - 3 Drenches

$1650

Sheep Fluke DRT - 4 Drenches

$1590

Cattle Fluke DRT - 5 Drenches

$1700