Faecal egg count reduction tests (FECRT) analyse the effectiveness of drench actives by testing animals before and after drenching. DrenchSmart* is Techion’s FEC reduction test. For sheep, cattle and goat farmers, DrenchSmart tests the commonly used drench actives and active combinations on animals on your property.
It makes good sense to incorporate FEC reduction testing into your regular farm management so that you are only using drenches that are effective at doing their job – killing parasites in your animals. Best practice is to do a FEC reduction test every two to three years.
Drench resistance in animal parasites is far more widespread than most people realise.
A DrenchSmart FEC reduction test is a very worthwhile investment when you consider the substantial cost of on-farm drench resistance.
Step 1. Test samples before drenching – we take faecal samples from 100 of your lambs and FEC test these samples. The lambs are then assigned to different drench actives, ear tagged and drenched.
Step 2. Test samples after drenching – 10 days later, we take faecal samples again. We FEC test these fresh samples and compare the new counts against the initial ones.
Step 3. Identify the culprits – where resistance is suspected, we process larval cultures to identify resistant species.
We will send you a report that shows the effectiveness of the different drench actives and includes a key results summary.
You will now know which drenches are working on your farm and be able to make the right drench choices to better manage parasites and increase weight gain.
Simple to use from virtually anywhere, FECPAKG2 enables you to treat the right animals at the right time with the right treatment.
Regular faecal egg count (FEC) testing with FECPAKG2 enables you and your vet to improve the health and performance of your horses.
FECPAKG2 modernises the traditional microscope-based parasite testing method by replacing it with a fully auditable, image based diagnostic platform.