Techion : Sheep : Advanced parasite management, more effective drenching

Advanced parasite management for Sheep.

Techion offers a host of benefits for parasite management in Sheep.

FECPAKG2 can significantly reduce worming treatment (drench) use. The DrenchSmart faecal egg count reduction test (FECRT) identifies which drenches are still effective at killing parasites in your flock. PhenR helps you breed naturally resistant Sheep.

Together, these products work to breed and grow healthier, heavier lambs for better financial outcomes.

Take the guesswork out of drenching with DrenchSmart

Faecal egg count (FEC) reduction tests analyses the effectiveness of drench actives by testing animals before and after drenching. DrenchSmart is Techion’s FEC reduction test. For sheep farmers, DrenchSmart tests the seven commonly used drench actives and active combinations on sheep on your property.

FECPAKG2 – the on-farm parasite diagnostic platform

FECPAKG2 revolutionises parasite management in sheep. The innovative FECPAKG2 diagnostic platform makes sheep faecal egg count testing (also known as FEC or worm egg count testing) easier and faster to do virtually anywhere, by anyone. Frequent, accurate worm egg count testing enables sheep farmers to treat the right animals at the right time with the right treatment.

With FECPAKG2 you can save time and money, improve animal health and performance and take a more sustainable approach to the use of worming treatments.

Innovative yet simple faecal egg count method for Sheep

  • Image based, it provides greater quality control and auditability.
  • Internet connected, it overcomes distance and provides faster results.
  • Software supported, it increases efficiency.
  • Scientifically validated, it is a proven way to test FEC on sheep and other species.
  • Simple to do, it encourages more frequent testing and better, more informed decision making.
  • Results can be easily connected to expertise to support treatment and decision programmes.

Demonstrated savings

FECPAKG2 can significantly reduce the use of worming treatment, resulting in better outcomes for sheep farmers. This was clearly demonstrated in the Sainsbury’s Project field study. Most case study farmers in the Sainsbury's Project reduced wormer/drench use - some by up to 50% - by using FECPAKG2 to shift from scheduled worming, to worming only when their lambs, ewes and hoggets needed it.

Take charge

Sheep farmers can take charge of worm testing and parasite management in their animals with FECPAKG2. Effective and simple to use, FECPAKG2 provides you with reliable data in real time.

Anyone, anywhere

The simplicity of FECPAKG2 provides sheep farmers with the ability to obtain immediate, reliable data without having to send the tests to a lab. FECPAKG2 can be used by anyone, almost anywhere, be it in your barn, shed or kitchen.

Overcome distance

Sending information by the internet frees you from transporting faecal samples to a lab/clinic. This is particularly useful if you are remotely based. FECPAKG2 also generates faster results, often within an hour, enabling you to promptly adjust treatment programmes accordingly.

Breeding for Resistance with PhenR

The future of parasite control needs to include non-chemical methods, such as breeding, to ensure all controls remain effective. PhenR provides sheep farmers with data that allows them to rank, select and breed animals that are naturally resistant to parasites, and lessen their reliance on worming treatments.

Take charge of parasite management and improve farm performance with FECPAKG2, DrenchSmart and PhenR. Contact us today if you want the best performance from your animals.

Our associates

New Zealand, Techion
Invermay Agriculture Centre
Block A, 176 Puddle Alley, Mosgiel, 9092, New Zealand
0800 332 725
+64 3 477 7555

UK and Europe, Techion
Peithyll Centre, Capel Dewi, Aberystwyth, SY23 3HU, Wales
+44 0 1970 821 918

Australia, Dawbuts Animal Health
9 Mitchell Street, Camden, New South Wales, 2570, Australia
+61 2 4655 6464