Identification and management of Endoparasites affecting animals

Endoparasites

Endoparasites live and breed inside an animal.

Left untreated, endoparasites can cause significant harm to an animal’s health. This can lead to a loss of production, and increased feed and treatment costs.

When poorly managed they can also pose a risk to public health.

Endoparasites of major concern to farmers include nematodes, flukes and tapeworms.

How to manage endoparasites

The most effective way to manage endoparasites is to use several approaches. Anthelmintic treatment is one of these.

However, as more and more parasites are developing anthelmintic resistance, it is vital you use the right treatment. When you target the parasite accurately, you’ll see better results and will reduce the risk you’ll need to treat again.

This is why we recommend you include worm egg counts (WECs) in your worming strategy.

How WECs help to reduce anthelmintic resistance

We use WECs to identify parasites and accurately target anthelmintics. This can help you reduce your costs by avoiding unnecessary worming. We also use WECs to monitor anthelmintic efficacy.

How we can help

Our laboratory services will help you treat endoparasites effectively. They can also help you avoid future problems with worms and slow the rate of anthelmintic resistance.

We also supply research organisations and universities with live parasites for use in diagnostic services and CRO studies. For a full list please see our Parasite Catalogue.