In House Lab

In House Biochemistry and Haematology machines allow rapid turnaround of basic blood samples, this is mostly used for downer cows to assess calcium, magnesium and phosphorus status as well as liver enzymes in cases of ketosis and fatty liver.

Milk samples from mastitis and high cell count cows can be cultured in house allowing identification of pathogens within 48 hrs of a sample being dropped in to direct treatment and control measures.

Worm egg counts are done on sheep and cattle to investigate cases of scour as well as routinely as part of a worm control plan and to monitor anthelmintic resistance.