Our in-house laboratory allows immediate interpretation and reporting of blood profiles using our new “5 diff count” haematology and biochemistry machines. We also conduct SAA snap tests and analyse joint fluid and urine samples when required. Serum Amyloid A (SAA) is a protein produced in response to infection, it can indicate the severity of an infection and how the body is dealing with it. In a healthy horse SAA is generally very low, but the level of SAA rises significantly when the horse experiences a challenge that causes inflammation such as infection or damage to muscle. A SAA snap test will inform us whether the inflammation is under control.
In most cases these results will be interpreted and reported the same day the sample is received.
Faecal Worm Egg Counts and Pin Worm tape tests are carried out on site, the results of which are usually within 48hrs. This is accompanied with a tailored treatment and management plan.