Following the success of the recent soft launch of The OvaCyte faecal egg count & analyser, Duggan Veterinary Supplies will officially launch this and another ground-breaking device – The Bovilab at the upcoming CAVI Conference in Charleville.

The OvaCyte FEC system developed by Irish technology company Telenostic Ltd in conjunction with University College Dublin and ICHEC (Irish Centre for High End Computing) and distributed by Duggan Veterinary Supplies is an impressive point-of care solution now available to veterinarians in Ireland. It is an affordable small footprint analyser that would easily fit into a small laboratory in a veterinary clinic. It makes use of a 2-minute easy sample preparation method and then once filled, the cassette is placed onto the analyser.

The system is fully automated from this point on requiring no time from the operator. The analyser, which is essentially a scanning microscope with an inbuilt camera systematically images the channel in the cassette. These high-quality images are uploaded to the cloud based Artificial Intelligence algorithms which identify and count the ova and oocysts and send back a report in real time as the scan is proceeding.

The advantages of a system such as OvaCyte are its high analytical sensitivity providing high precision results, ready to read in minutes. The system is highly standardised leading to consistency of results. The time & labour it enables the practice to save is considerable compared to lab based testing or in-house manual McMaster counts. Systems such as the OvaCyte will hopefully remove the barriers of traditional FEC methods and lead to the increased utilisation of the very important strategy of targeted treatment implementation through evidence based FECs.

Launch of OvaCyte and Bovilab technology at CAVI 2022

The Bovilab

Recently at the 2022 Buiatrics Conference in Madrid, Duggan Veterinary along with technology partner IB Holdings Ltd. launched a new metabolic analyser – the Bovilab. The Bovilab is a veterinary device which has the ability to analyse multiple analytes (6 simultaneously) at once, not only in the laboratory but also on site. As a result, early detection and action becomes possible, improving herd health and pre-empting problems that may accompany periods such as calving for example. This easy-to-use blood testing system utilises 3 simple steps to perform an analysis, using a tiny amount of whole blood and provides results in as little as 7 minutes.

Donal Duggan, Duggan Veterinary describes the ‘Bovilab as a portable, high-tech, high precision whole blood analyser, with the ability to analyse 15 analytes including NEFA. Simultaneous analysis of 6 analytes per slide, with no centrifugation required can be easily and quickly carried out by any member of the veterinary practice with results uploaded to the cloud via wi-fi.’

The Bovilab utilises ground-breaking technology and is going to be a game changer with regards to Bovine Herd Health, allowing the veterinary surgeon to instantaneously access information which will greatly improve the level of on farm knowledge.

Other features of Bovilab include the high data storage, transfer capability and remote access. The Bovilab has the ability to store over 1000 results, and with the transmission function, analysis results can be checked on a computer, mobile phone with comparative analysis against nationally accepted ranges. It is also possible to print the analysis results via Bluetooth printer if required.

See demonstrations of both OvaCyte and Bovilab machines at CAVI.