|CARLA Saliva test|
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The test measures antibodies against worm larvae in sheep saliva: animals with high levels of antibodies are better at preventing worms establishing in the gut. This means the animals can put more of their energy into growth, without any increase in dags.
The CARLA® Saliva test is available ONLY to producers in New Zealand.
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Editor's note: Before the test is released outside of New Zealand, the researchers plan to do some validation trials in other major sheep raising environments, including the U.S. According to an e-mail, they will be entering into discussions with a Veterinary Diagnostic Company in the U.S. that may eventually offer the test to U.S. producers.