Laboratory Testing

Complete Blood Count & Chemistry

Some sick animals are hard to diagnose and we may need to send out bloodwork to get a better idea of what's happening. We send our CBC and chemistry samples to IDEXX for quick, reliable turnaround, often providing us with results the next day.

Disease Testing & Full Necropsy Services

The California Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS) Lab at UC Davis allows us to test for a number of diseases, including trichomoniasis, caprine arthritis and encephalitis (CAE), caseous lymphadenitis (CL), brucellosis, Johne's disease, and many more. We can also send in animals or samples for necropsy, which includes cell-level examination of body tissues and applicable testing to identify a cause of death when a gross necropsy doesn't provide us with all the information we need. Results are usually available within a week.

In-house Testing

We have the ability to plate and read milk samples (see Milk Quality for more information), do basic fecal quantification and qualification (especially important for small ruminants), and examine blood smears in our in-office lab.

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