Bovine, Camelid, Caprine, Ovine
Diagnostic Section: 
Shipping Requirements: 
Ship overnight in an insulated container with ice packs. Ship M-Th only, to arrive no later than Friday.
Test Fee: 
Setup Days: 
Turn Around Time: 
2-3 days
Specimen Requirements: 

Minimum 5 g fresh feces or intestinal contents. If submitting tied off sections of intestine, submit 2 individual sections to allow for dispersal to lab sections. 

Collection Protocol: 
  • Fresh feces, collected directly from the animal's rectum or from very fresh droppings to eliminate extraneous soil organisms. Collect into water-tight sealed container. Glove or OB sleeves are not acceptable. 
Additional Information: 

The diagnostic panel for ruminant diarrhea and scours includes the following testing: 

  • Real-time PCR panel for detection of Bovine coronavirus, Bovine rotavirus-group A, Cryptosporidium parvum, E. coli-K99 and Salmonella spp.
  • Giardia spp. FA test
  • McMaster's fecal flotation (bovine, caprine, ovine); Sugar centrifugation (camelid). Reveals the presence of parasite ova and/oocysts, e.g. roundworm, strongyle and tapeworm ova as well as coccidial oocysts. 
  • Identification of Haemonchus contortus if > 25 eggs/g trichostrongyles are detected. 
  • Culture and serotyping for Salmonella if positive by PCR. 

Additional testing available at discounted pricing when requesting the ruminant diarrhea/scours diagnostic panel:

  • Clostridium perfringens culture and PCR toxin genotyping $45.00
  • Johne’s Disease (MAP) real-time PCR $30.00   
  • Testing for BVDV (must submit EDTA blood) $30.00