Fasciolosis (liver fluke) – probably the most common helminth infection in cattle – affects approximately 700 million cattle, which, according to studies conducted in Switzerland, can lead to a loss of €52 million per year. These economic losses result from drop in weight gain, liver disposing in slaughterhouses, increased susceptibility to secondary infections and metabolic disorders, weight loss, anaemia, decreased milk yield, reduction in reproductive efﬁciency and in some cases, mortality of the animal.
In a time when food demand is growing exponentially to serve the world population’s demand, livestock and agriculture hold a vital role in economic importance and food security.
OvaCyte™ creates a much-needed shortcut to parasite identification and analysis, bringing these previously laboratory-only parasite tests to the point of care, cutting out unnecessary packing, posting, waiting periods, production losses and costs.
With OvaCyte™, agricultural professionals can now go from faecal sample collection to full delivery of parasite results in minutes.