We offer an extensive range of in-house services and can advise on more specialist analyses. To discuss specific test requirements or to request a copy of our laboratory services booklet please contact us.
We offer a complete range of clinical chemistry in-house utilising the very latest technology. The capacity of our analysers enables us to cope with a high throughput of samples and generate results for urgent clinical cases first thing in the morning followed by routine fitness bloods and screens for sub-clinical disease. Please indicate in the history if your samples are urgent and we will prioritise them at no extra charge.
Haematology and Cytology
The latest automated analysers are used in association with manual film reading to ensure the accuracy of our haematology and cytology results. Use of the latest digital microscopes also enables us to capture images and, if necessary, obtain interpretations from recognised specialists in haematology and cytology fast and at no extra cost to you. Respiratory cytology is an area of expertise within the laboratory and we are pleased to handle large numbers of tracheal wash and bronchoalveolar lavage samples.
Conventional and molecular microbiology are central to our service. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing is performed to BSAC standards and we are able to provide minimum inhibitory concentrations on request. Interpretations include appropriate advice on the significance of isolates facilitating appropriate diagnosis and antimicrobial use.
Endocrinology is an area of interest within the laboratory with the clinicians involved having published widely on endocrine diseases associated with both laminitis and equine reproduction. We offer a wide range of endocrine assays and are actively researching in this area.
In partnership with the Royal Veterinary College we have recently validated a new assay for total adiponectin that has proved to be more reliable than other assays which are available commercially. We have also found a correlation between total adiponectin concentration using this assay and laminitis risk.
Routine examinations for parasites and arthrospores are best combined with microbial culture, and often histology, to investigate dermatological disease.
We can perform a range of serological tests for infectious disease including strangles. Some tests offer greater validity and repeatability than others and we combine in-house and external testing to ensure that you receive the most reliable results. We also provide appropriate interpretations of the results and telephone support to assist you in navigating the clinical and political minefield of infectious disease outbreaks.
With ever increasing anthelmintic resistance the use of faecal analysis to target anthelmintic treatments is paramount. We offer a highly competitive pricing to enable you to provide targeted worming packages with an edge over internet providers. Further discounts are available for bulk samples and to encourage faecal egg count reduction testing we will run the second of paired samples free of charge (within 3 weeks of the first). Recent publications demonstrate the disconnect between horse owners and vets and we are keen to help you reverse this trend within your practice. If package prices, educational material or internet-based databases for recording results would be of help in your practice then please contact us.
We offer a full range of services to optimise and facilitate stud work with rapis turn-around and a 7 day-a-week service on request. Urgent results are provided early in the morning. We are accredited by the HBLB to provide results of CEM testing bith by culture and PCR and test for both EVA and EIA in-house to comply with pre-breeding and sales requirements