1. Collect farm-specific management information
Worm exposure and recommended control strategies depend on pasture management and treatment history of the herd. By asking several basic questions, Wormwize calculates an overall risk score and tailors control advice to the farm-specific situation.
2. Collect samples and send for laboratory diagnosis
Worm exposure is monitored via laboratory diagnosis. For adult dairy cows, the level of antibodies against parasitic infections is assessed in the bulk tank milk. Select the herds that you wish to monitor in Wormwize, and the bulk sample will be ordered for analysis at the diagnostic laboratory in the correct period.
For replacement stock in their first grazing season, infection levels are monitored via the pepsinogen assay. Take serum samples of (at least) 6 animals towards the end of the grazing season and no later than two weeks after housing in autumn. Samples will be sent under the code “Wormwize” to a diagnostic laboratory.
3. Create the Wormwize report
Lab results are uploaded and stored for you in Wormwize. You can also start to build the herd-specific timeline of worm exposure patterns over the years.
Wormwize will create a report using all the information and send it to your farmer. The custom-made function allows you to add your own recommendations to the report as needed.