General Equine Enteric Panel

The General Equine Enteric Panel includes the following: 

PCR:

  • Equine Coronavirus (ECoV)
  • Lawsonia intracellularis
  • Neorickettsia risticii (Potamic Horse Fever - PHF)
  • Salmonella spp. 

ELISA

Necropsy - Small Mammal, Pet

>Post necropsy, remains will only be released to a licensed crematory service. Arrangements must be made directly with the crematory service, prior to delivery to the OVDL. If no selection is made, routine disposal will be completed.

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Streptococcus equi ssp. equi Rule-Out Only

This test is recommended to confirm live organisms in a PCR positive animal, for screening when introducing a new animal or for outbreak control monitoring. If other organisms, including other steptococci, are suspected, a routine Aerobic or Anaerobic culture must be requested. Sensitivities are not performed on this test. Strep equi ssp. equi remains sensitive to penicillin and it is the drug-of-choice. 

Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis Rule-Out Only

This test is recommended for Equine and Caprine/Ovine caseous lymphadenitis cases, but the organism can be recovered from other species. If other organisms are suspected in an abscess or desired on the report, a routine Aerobic or Anaerobic culture must be requested. No sensitivity testing is available for this test due to its growth rate and intracellular nature. 

Fecal Parasitology - Qualitative Haemonchus Panel

This panel includes a McMasters screen and Haemonchus contortus if a minimum of 25 eggs/gram are identified in the McMasters.The Haemonchus report will only be indicated as positive/negative with no percentage of the organism. This panel is recommended for checking post-treatment or on a herd basis. 

ACTH

*Plastic tubes are required because endogenous ACTH will bind to glass. Freezing of plasma sample and shipping on dry ice are required because endogenous ACTH will degrade if not frozen.

*If serum or whole blood-EDTA samples are received, they will not be processed. Test results from samples left on cells longer than 4 hours should be interpreted with caution. Exercise or other stress prior to blood sampling may increase ACTH values and should be avoided.

*Samples received in the lab after 4pm will be tested the next business day. 

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