We have always carried out a wide range of lab work from our premises because we believe that a quick result is very important in deciding treatment for animals but we will send samples to external labs where appropriate.
We can test calf scour samples for all the important causes of diarrhoea.
We test dung samples for worm and fluke eggs and coccidiosis. We can use this information to plan parasite control programmes specific to your farm.
All down cows are blood sampled on examination so we can check calcium, magnesium and phosphorus status if the cow is not up in 4 hours.
We will examine skin scrapings from sheep to check for lice or sheep scab.
We send milk samples to an external lab for culture and testing for antibiotic sensitivity so that mastitis and cell count investigations can be planned effectively.