Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Veterinary laboratory testing services entail the testing and diagnosis of animal related diseases within laboratories. Specifically, this involves conducting blood and serum analysis, toxicology, parasite test services, virology, bacteriology and mycology. This service is obviously seen as an essential service in Australia, as Australia invests a significant amount into its livestock industries and pet ownership is high. However, over the past five years the industry has declined as government labs have been consolidated and centralised in the midst of cost-cutting measures. These cost-cutting measures have provided an opportunity for the private sector to jump into the breach... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Testing for parasites in animal tissues, fluids, faeces and environmental samples is a large area of industry activity. Parasites such as worms commonly affect domestic pets as well as livestock and so demand for diagnosing parasites is high from all major markets. Common livestock parasites can cause death of stock and reduce production. Common livestock parasites include liver fluke and worms. The NSW Department of Primary Industries estimates that up to 40 million sheep and six million cattle are exposed to pastures with liver fluke. Parasitological services are the largest source of industry revenue.
Blood and serum analysis
This segment is dominated by three main processes. Serology is the analysis of blood serum and other animal serums... purchase to read more