Topic:

  • Health/welfare/reproduction
  • Finishing/fattening

Need:

  • Detection common parasites/manage external parasites/and treatment
  • Parasitism detection/Faecal egg sampling/when to treat

Aim:

Undertake faecal egg counts using an internet connected, image based diagnostic platform which can be done without a laboratory

Description:

FECPAK G2 kit is a diagnostic platform which allows one to undertake faecal egg counts without the requirement for a laboratory or the need to send faecal samples to a laboratory. It is image based which allows sampling to be undertaken at any time and uploaded through the computer software. Results are returned to the person who uploads the sample images within 24 hours

How to implement:

Follow the instructions in Figure 1 for preparing faecal samples. The device requires internet connection to upload the image to the FECPAK software (https://online.fecpakg2.com/login). Results are returned to the person who uploads the sample images within 24 hours

Expected benefits:

  • Can be undertaken by anyone without laboratory facilities
  • Fast results

Prerequisites and/or limits:

  • Requires internet access
  • Does not diagnose liver fluke

Cost / Benefit Analysis

Social, environmental and welfare assessments: –

Country:

Ireland

Production system (Dairy or/and meat sheep/goat):

Dairy and meat sheep

Category of Animal (ewe, goat, replacement, lamb, kid):

Ewes

Source of information:
Attachment/links:
Dairy Goats Dairy Sheep Meat Sheep
UNISS, Universty of Sassari Department of Agriculture
Le CHIIRPO - Sm@RT Platform
CIIRPO Le Mourier – Digifarm France
Tjotta_meat_sheep_Norwegian_digifarm
Tjøtta research farm – Digifarm Norway
Ineoch - Sm@RT Platform - lleyn-ewe-and-lamb-cropped
UK Innovative Farm: Incheoch Farm
Fearn Farm Sm@RT Platform - Sheep Image 2
UK Innovative Farm: Fearn Farm
IMG_5656 - - Estonia - Sm@RT Platform.
Andri Peedo dairy goat farm – Estonia
DE Kismacsi Állattenyésztési Kísérleti Telep Front - Hungary - Sm@RT Platform
DE AKIT DTTI Kismacsi Állattenyésztési Kísérleti Telep
Sm@ll Ruminant Technologies – Report on the 2nd Transnational Workshop
Sm@ll Ruminant Technologies – Report on the 1st Transnational Workshop
16th June 2022 – 3rd UK National Workshop & Training day (postponed from 25th May)
22nd February 2022 – 2nd Transnational Workshop
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