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 essential 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, and other production animals including poultry and pigs.
The Veterinary Laboratory Testing Services industry has changed dramatically over the past two decades... 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. Some services may also be involved in associated research for endemic and exotic animal diseases and emerging zoonoses (diseases of animals that can be transmitted to humans). However, 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