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We use several laboratories, such as the VLA Carmarthen, to help with further diagnostics, to include:
♦ Herd BVD eradication programmes
♦ Metabolic profile bloods for monitoring nutrition of dairy cows
♦ Trace element status within a herd or flock
Where possible, however, we try to do the further diagnostic tests ourselves in our own Farm Animal Laboratory. This reduces turn-around time, is usually cheaper and also has the advantage of immediate testing rather than a postage induced delay, which can sometimes lead to adversities in results.
♦ Mastitis Bacteriology and Sensitivity
♦ Milk antibiotic testing (Beta Star)
♦ Blood Biochemistry (for example Calcium and Magnesium blood levels in a down cow)
♦ Worm and Fluke egg counts (including resistance testing for worms)
♦ Coccidial oocyst counts
♦ Neonatal calf scour tests (rotavirus / coronavirus / e. coli K99 / cryptosporidiosis)
♦ Total Protein as a measure of colostral transfer in the neonate
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