Haematology

Blood samples can be examined at our lab using specialised equipment and will show the general health status of an animal. Individual sick animals can be investigated and results are usually available the same day, identifying the best course of treatment and also the prognosis. (The immune status of a young animal (showing how much colostrum it has received) can also be measured and is a useful management tool).

RED BLOOD CELL COUNTS

Red blood cells are responsible for carrying oxygen around the body. Abnormal levels can result from various diseases and a blood count can help identify what the problem may be in a sick animal.

White blood cells fight infection in the body. An increased level indicates infection is present and the type of white cell can pinpoint what sort of infection it is and thus the best treatment.

WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNTS

White blood cells fight infection in the body. An increased level indicates infection is present and the type of white cell can pinpoint what sort of infection it is and thus the best treatment.

HAEMOPARASITES

Haemoparasites, such as Babesia (the organism responsible for redwater) can be identified microscopically.