Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Veterinary Laboratory Testing Services industry plays an integral role in Australia's animal health system. Veterinary laboratory testing services entail the testing and diagnosis of animal-related diseases within laboratories. Such services include blood and serum analysis, toxicology, parasite test services, virology, bacteriology and mycology. This service is seen as an essential service in Australia, given the country's significant reliance on and investment in its livestock industries. Veterinary laboratories also play a role in the care of performance and companion animals, from racehorses to domesticated cats and dogs, as well as other production animals including poultry and pigs... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Veterinary laboratories are an integral part of Australia's animal health system and provide a range of diagnostic services. A number may also be involved in associated research services for endemic and exotic animal diseases and for emerging zoonoses (diseases of animals that can be transmitted to humans) although such services are outside of the scope of the industry.
The major diagnostic services are briefly outlined below. The relative importance of each service tends to remain fairly static on a year-by-year basis, barring a major parasite or animal virus outbreak.
Parasite test services
Testing for parasites in animal tissues, fluids, faeces and environmental samples is a large area of industry activity... purchase to read more