A simple lab test will give you the answers you need to make informed worming decisions.
Scopex Laboratories is a small family run business, based in Mooloolah Valley on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Our mission is to provide fast friendly laboratory services to owners of grazing animals, near and far, so that they can better understand the health of their animals and make informed decisions about the use of anthelmintic worming drugs. The overuse of these drugs over the last few decades has caused parasite resistance to become a serious issue that scientists worldwide are continually battling with. Evidence based worming has become an essential part of effective worm management programs.
Scopex Laboratories provide diagnostic parasitology tests for Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Alpacas and Horses. Parasitology tests that we perform include:
If you are unsure what type of Worm Test to choose we encourage you to consult with a veterinarian or other suitably qualified adviser.
Our laboratory provides a sample collection kit which is available to purchase here. These ‘worm egg counting kits’ include instructions, a test acquisition form, sample containers/bags, gloves and a return reply-paid express mailing pack to return your samples to the laboratory for testing. The samples will be processed within 24 hours of arriving at the lab.
When animals are infested with internal parasites, the adult worms lay eggs which pass out in the animals' faeces. By counting the eggs in the faeces, we are able to determine how large the parasite burden in the animal is. Scopex Laboratories provides a laboratory testing service for worm egg counting. The results provide essential information required before a successful de-worming program can be implemented.