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Worm tests are an important aspect of animal health and worm incidents can drastically impact livestock production. These records allow you to store worm test results with the specific mobs and to track how worms affect both your mobs and paddocks over time.
Recording a Worm Test
On the day of collecting worm dung samples:
- Open the Mob View
- Select a mob you would like to record a worm test against - the test will be recorded against all mobs in the paddock of the same type. For instance, all sheep (lambs, weaners, ewes) or all rams.
- Set the sample date, this will default to the current day
- Set the action, this will default to waiting for results
- Enter other values, such as the drench being tested or the lab that will be processing the samples
- Save the record.
When you receive the worm test results:
- Open the Mob View
- Select one of the mobs you are updating the test results for
- Open the Mob Details view
- Select the appropriate worm test from the list of worm tests *
- The worm test will open, allowing you to edit it
- Update information on the test details tab, such as the action (none, monitor or drench) and the drench recommended by the lab
- You may also schedule a follow-up worm test. See below for more details
- Open the Worm Egg Count tab
- Select the worm type and enter the test results
- You must enter the average worm count and may optionally enter both the minimum and maximum of the egg count ranges
- Repeat this for all of the test results
- If a larval culture was performed, open the Larval Culture tab
- Select the specific worm type and enter the test results
- Each result here is a percentage. The percentages must add up to either 0 or 100
- Save the updated worm test
* The test could alternatively be opened from the Paddock View. The worm test is recorded against the paddock the paddock was originally created in.
Scheduling a Follow-Up Worm Test
Worm testing may be performed many times per year depending on your location. To keep reminders of when a mob needs to be retested, you can select a date for a future worm test from the Test Details panel of the worm test.
This will create a new task in the specified paddock with information about the current worm test. This task will stay in that paddock, even if the mob moves or is sold.