BioTe Veterinary Laboratories has been developed to enable the team at Pinkham Equine and other veterinary practices to give the best possible service to their clients.
About BioTe Veterinary Laboratories
Offering specialist expertise in microbiology and infectious disease testing, our in-house laboratory allows us to process Equine samples quickly and efficiently which can - in some cases - be critical for obtaining a diagnosis and implementing the right treatment.
We can conduct routine haematology and biochemistry, with these tests including the inflammatory markers fibrinogen and serum amyloid A as standard and new born foal IgG assessment when required.
Tracheal washes taken from the airway during endoscopy can be examined cytologically, allowing us to differentiate allergic airway disease from infectious airway conditions, as well as monitoring the effects of treatments. We can also perform bacterial and fungal cultures to identify any significant pathogens, and provide antibiotic sensitivity results to guide the choice of treatment.
We offer a full range of tests that are required before and during breeding, including testing for Equine Viral Arteritis and Equine Infectious Anaemia. We are accredited for the screening of Mares and Stallions for CEM (Contagious Equine Metritis) and two other key venereal diseases, by the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA). This testing is mandatory in the thoroughbred industry, but can also be invaluable when breeding competition mares when uterine infection can hinder the process and time is at a premium.
We are able to offer microbiological services for samples such as wound swabs, nasal swabs and faecal specimens, and can utilise a variety of different atmospheric and incubation conditions to successfully identify a range of disease-causing bacteria.
Resistance to anthelmintics (wormers) is becoming a worldwide problem largely caused by the overuse of the drugs we currently have available. We offer faecal egg counts, which when carried out regularly can dramatically reduce over-worming and therefore limit resistance, as well as ensuring your horse only gets dosed when necessary.
We are equipped to provide a large range of laboratory services for both Equine and Small Animals, including: