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Our laboratory facilities are fully equipped for diagnostics and routine testing purposes.

We are able to offer our clients bacteriology and other tests in our in-house laboratories across our practices based in Devon, Herefordshire, Shropshire and Northallerton, providing rapid results and a faster diagnosis to aid disease prevention and control.

Please see below for details of other routine tests that are available:

  • Blood testing
    Blood samples can be taken by a vet, or our field services team on farm. Available blood tests include routine monitoring or disease diagnostic such as those for Mycoplasma.
  • Feed sampling
    Feed sampling often involves looking for a number of different components, including mineral/vitamin content and levels of chemical content.
  • PCR sampling (Polymerase Chain Reaction sampling)
    These tests are often carried out at the request of a vet as a more indepth form of investigation. When we request PCR tests, often we are looking for disease such as MG or MS Mycoplasma or Blackhead.
  • WECs (Worm Egg Counts)
    WEC testing is carried out in our in-house laboratories. Clients are able to order the testing kits through our dispensary team so a visit is not required.

We have developed an online laboratory database which allows all clients to access and view their laboratory results over the internet through their own secure account. From this system we are able to produce email alerts which will be automatically sent to your email address as soon as new results are uploaded.

If you would like access to this database, please contact us or telephone the St David’s office on 01392 872932 to enable this.

If you are sending samples direct to one of the many laboratories we have access to throughout the UK and Europe please ensure you have read the following sections on how to package these samples correctly, as incorrectly packaged samples may not be tested.