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. DO NOT SHIP IN GLOVES OR OB SLEEVES!
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 spp, 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 spp, if positive by PCR. 

Additional testing available at discounted pricing when requesting the entire 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

The E. coli-K99 PCR assay is specific for detection of the K99+ antigen and will not detect other strains of E. coli

Salmonella PCR testing requires overnight incubation in selenite enrichment broth. The post-enrichment Salmonella PCR results are reported separately after overnight incubation. Results will be available the next business day following enrichment.

The Bovine Rotavirus PCR assay is specific for Group A rotaviruses and will not detect other common rotaviruses (i.e., Group B, commonly detected in sheep and goats).

Determination of the diagnostic sensitivity and specificity for the PCR assays is in progress.

All tests may be requested individually, see website for details.