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Disease Management

We offer a range of spore monitoring packages to aid in identifying the level of spores and consequent eczema risk that a paddock may present. Monitoring will help farmers take control of the risk of facial eczema and reduce associated production losses. 

A big thank you to everyone who contributed spore counts. We wouldn't be able to provide this valuable report without your help.

View All Facial Eczema Reports

2019-2020 Season

Thursday 30 April 2020 PDF (827 KB)

Thursday 23 April 2020 PDF (827 KB)

Thursday 16 April 2020 PDF (827 KB)

Thursday 9 April 2020 PDF (812 KB)

Thursday 2 April 2020 PDF (811 KB)

Thursday 26 March 2020 PDF (810 KB)

Thursday 19 March 2020 PDF (809 KB)

Thursday 12 March 2020 PDF (808 KB)

Thursday 27 February 2020 PDF (804 KB)

Thursday 20 February 2020 PDF (571 KB)

Thursday 13 February 2020 PDF (582 KB)
Thursday 7 February 2020 PDF (592 KB)
Thursday 31 January 2020 PDF (591 KB)
Thursday 23 January 2020 PDF (495 KB)
Thursday 16 January 2020 PDF (574 KB)

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2018-2019  Season

Friday 26 April 2019PDF (751 KB) (external link)

Note: this report is the final one for this year.  Please continue to monitor counts locally if they remain high. 

Thursday 18 April 2019PDF (751 KB) (external link)

Thursday 11 April 2019PDF (750 KB) (external link)

Thursday 4 April 2019PDF (748 KB) (external link)

Thursday 28 March 2019PDF (748 KB) (external link)

Thursday 21 March 2019PDF (747 KB) (external link)

Thursday 14 March 2019PDF (745 KB) (external link)

Thursday 7 March 2019PDF (745 KB) (external link)

Thursday 28 February 2019PDF (743 KB) (external link)

Thursday 21 February  2019PDF (743 KB) (external link)

Thursday 14 February 2019PDF (741 KB) (external link)

Thursday 7 February 2019PDF (682 KB) (external link)

Thursday 31 January 2019PDF (679 KB) (external link)

Thursday 24 January 2019PDF (679 KB) (external link)

Thursday 17 January 2019PDF (675 KB) (external link)

First facial eczema report for 2019.

Thursday 10 January  2019PDF (633 KB) (external link)


2017-2018 Season

Thursday 10 May 2018PDF (695 KB) (external link)

This week’s facial eczema report is the last for 2018. 

Thursday 3 May 2018PDF (694 KB) (external link)

Thursday 26 April 2018PDF (699 KB) (external link)

Thursday 19 April  2018PDF (699 KB) (external link)

Thursday 12 April 2018PDF (698 KB) (external link)

Thursday 5 April 2018PDF (697 KB) (external link)

Thursday 29 March 2018PDF (697 KB) (external link)

Thursday 22 March 2018PDF (685 KB) (external link)

Thursday 15 March 2018PDF (639 KB) (external link)

Thursday 8 March 2019PDF (586 KB) (external link)

Thursday 1 March 2018PDF (585 KB) (external link)

Note: due to high counts, the y-axis for several graphs have been changed to Log2 scale in order to ensure the results around the threshold can still be interpreted.

Thursday 22 February 2018PDF (585 KB) (external link)

Thursday 15 February 2018PDF (583 KB) (external link)

Note: due to high counts, the y-axis for several graphs have been changed to Log2 scale in order to ensure the results around the threshold can still be interpreted.

Thursday 8 February 2018PDF (583 KB) (external link)

Thursday 1 February 2018PDF (573 KB) (external link)

Note: due to high counts, the y-axis for the East Coast, South Waikato, North Waikato and Lower North Island graphs have been changed to Log2 scale in order to ensure the results around the threshold can still be interpreted.

Thursday 25 January 2018PDF (572 KB) (external link)

Thursday 11 January 2018PDF (581 KB) (external link)

Thursday 18 January 2018PDF (585 KB) (external link)


2016-17 Season

Monday 8th May: the recent prolonged cold snap has resulted in decreased soil temps and reduced facial eczema spore counts. As a result of these significant drops, FE reporting has been discontinued as from today. We recommend that any districts with continuing higher counts deal with them locally. 

Thursday 4th May 2017PDF (657 KB) (external link)

Thursday 27th April 2017PDF (191 KB) (external link)

Thursday 20th April 2017PDF (221 KB) (external link)

Thursday 13th April 2017PDF (221 KB) (external link)

Thursday 6 April 2017PDF (221 KB) (external link)

Thursday 30th March 2017PDF (221 KB) (external link)

Thursday 23rd March 2017PDF (218 KB) (external link)

Thursday 16 March 2017PDF (218 KB) (external link)

Thursday 9 March 2017PDF (215 KB) (external link)

Thursday 2 March 2017PDF (222 KB) (external link)

Thursday 23 February 2017PDF (214 KB) (external link)

Thursday 16 February 2017PDF (223 KB) (external link)

Thursday 9 February 2017PDF (222 KB) (external link)

Thursday 2 February 2017PDF (221 KB) (external link)

Thursday 26th January 2017PDF (222 KB) (external link)

Thursday 19th January 2017PDF (220 KB) (external link)

Thursday 12th January 2017PDF (219 KB) (external link)

Thursday 5th January 2017PDF (228 KB) (external link)

Thursday 22th December 2016PDF (227 KB) (external link)

This is the last FE report for 2016. There will be no report sent out the week between Christmas and New Year. Reporting will resume again on Thursday 5th January.

Thursday 15th December 2016PDF (219 KB) (external link)

Thursday 8th December 2016PDF (207 KB) (external link)

Thursday 1st December 2016PDF (213 KB) (external link)

Starts Thursday 1st December 2016 – and then every following Thursday until the end of the season.


 2015-16 Season

Thursday 26th May 2016 - Final ReportPDF (252 KB) (external link)

Summary of FE report - 19 May 2016PDF (36 KB) (external link)

Thursday 19th May 2016 - due to unforeseen circumstances, there will be no report for this week.

Thursday 12th May 2016PDF (525 KB) (external link)

Thursday 5th May 2016PDF (524 KB) (external link)

Thursday 28th April 2016PDF (524 KB) (external link)

Thursday 21st April 2016PDF (523 KB) (external link)

Thursday 14th April 2016PDF (520 KB) (external link)

Thursday 7th April 2016PDF (519 KB) (external link)

Thursday 31st March 2016PDF (518 KB) (external link)

Thursday 24th March 2016PDF (519 KB) (external link)

Thursday 17th March 2016PDF (517 KB) (external link)

Thursday 10th March 2016PDF (515 KB) (external link)

Thursday 3rd March 2016PDF (515 KB) (external link)

Thursday 25 February 2016PDF (515 KB) (external link)

Thursday 18th February 2016PDF (513 KB) (external link)

Thursday 11th February 2016PDF (511 KB) (external link)

Thursday 4th February 2016PDF (511 KB) (external link)

Thursday 28th January 2016PDF (510 KB) (external link)

Thursday 21st January 2016PDF (496 KB) (external link)

 Thursday 14th January 2016PDF (495 KB) (external link)

Note: please note this is the first week, so not many counts have been received. This will increase over the season.

Animal Health Assurance and Management

We offer a number of services to support time consuming health management for farmers:

  • Blood Sample collection for sending to a laboratory for Serology testing – (see below)
  • DNA sampling
  • Weighing & Body Condition Scoring by Certified Body Condition Score Assessors
  • Serology testing for animal diseases: 

Serology testing 

  • IBR (Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis)
  • BVD & EBL (Bovine Viral Diarrhoea and Enzootic Bovine Leukosis)
  • Johnes Disease (deer and cattle)
  • CAE testing for goat herds (Caprine Encephalitis and Arthritis)
  • Trace Element deficiencies.

A number of these services we also deliver in support of companies and their nationwide programmes.

TBfree Programme

AsureQuality is contracted to OSPRI (Operational Solutions for the Primary Industry) under TBfree New Zealand (external link) to deliver TB testing services for both cattle and deer against the National Pest Management Strategy.

We also support vector control and surveillance activities under this programme by performing post-mortems of possums, ferrets, feral pigs and deer. This involves examining and in some cases extracting all lymph nodes, lymphocentres or tissues from the carcass.

TB Testing

While most of our TB testing is completed under the contract with TB free we do offer a "peace of mind" test if you want assurance your cattle or deer are TB free.