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We provide
services to
support farmers
with animal health
management

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

2020-2021 Season

2019-2020 Season
 

2018-2019  Season

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


2017-2018 Season

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

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

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.

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.

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.


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. 

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.

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


 2015-16 Season

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

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.