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The agriculture industry is under increasing pressure to produce more food and reduce environmental impact, without the solutions needed to support change. Digital transformation offers huge potential, and Micron Agritech is leading the way with disruptive technologies to solve global issues.

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Leveraging Machine Learning

Our revolutionary technology uses over 5,000 photos, taken from your phone, and runs them through our machine learning. Samples are processed via artificial intelligence to generate rapid, consistent and accurate results, which are delivered directly to your device. 

This cutting-edge process was designed and developed here in Ireland. Nothing like this exists to support farmers and vets in agriculture on the market currently. Our AI model has been trained to accurately detect the below eggs, providing qualitative and quantitative analysis which is essential for further parasitic research.

Strongyles are a type of roundworm egg encompassing a variety of species. The most clinically relevant are Haemonchus contortus, Teladorsagia and Trichostrongylus species. These affect both young and older animals, causing parasitic gastroenteritis from mid-summer onwards, especially in sheep, cattle and horses.

Nematodirus battus, a roundworm, affects young sheep and cattle in the late spring and early summer, causing Nematodirosis. Symptoms of this include sudden onset diarrhea and can cause death. The hatching of Nematodirus worm eggs occurs on pasture when there is a cold period followed by prolonged warmer conditions.

Coccidia are a protozoan. They are a single-celled organism which can affect all grazing animals. Young animals are particularly vulnerable. Coccidiosis is one of the most common diseases that cause damage to the intestinal tract, particularly in sheep and calves. Coccidiosis in lambs is one of the most economically detrimental diseases of sheep, causing production losses in flocks in the UK and Ireland.

Strongyloides are also known as a threadworm in the US. An infection of Strongyloides affects the small intestine of sheep, especially lambs, as well as cattle and goats. An infection can cause diarrhea and malnutrition, especially in young animals.

Results

In trials, the Micron Kit has already shown groundbreaking results. Our first stage of users have found the kits easy to use, with fast results that allow them to dose animals quickly and effectively. 

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Redefining the Accuracy Benchmark

Our procedure is fully standardised, which enables us to bring a more consistent and robust testing procedure through the Micron Kit. Our statistical analysis results show that the z-scores from our test results are repeatedly closer to the consensus value within a population of results than many traditional veterinary laboratories. Even with a much faster turnaround time, the Micron Kit doesn’t compromise on accuracy – in fact, we’re setting the standard for what ‘accuracy’ means. 

We have rigorously tested every stage of our testing procedure through extensive variability testing, to develop a process that’s optimised to extract parasite eggs from a sample at a high efficiency rate. 

In addition, when you use the Micron Kit, data can be tracked over periods of time and be reviewed through our digital platform which provides endless insights. This is a huge step into the future from the standard paper-based lab testing, providing researchers with ample parasite data.

VetQAS Proficiency Testing Results – December 2021
(Micron Kit and Traditional Labs vs Mean)

Relevant Research

FEC’s are a critical part of parasite control, find out more about
worms and FEC testing through the following literature.

Intellectual Property

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Micron Kit is portable and easy to use for farmers and vets alike. A member of our testing advisory team will be happy to give a free demonstration. Get in touch to request a demo today!

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