Equine Tests (152)
An accession fee of $7.00 is applied to each accession/case, not each specimen. Turnaround times are estimates in business days and apply to individual tests. Actual reporting of test results depends on the full battery of tests requested, day of the week/time of day samples arrive at the testing laboratory, and the quantity/quality of samples submitted. Information on additional services and fees can be found here.
The tests and fee schedules are provided for use by TVMDL clients, including veterinarians and animal owners. Fees charged to animal owners by veterinarians may exceed test prices shown herein, reflecting the time, expertise, and expense necessary to collect the sample, ship it in an appropriate manner, interpret results, and provide treatment advice.
|UPDATE: Six cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis confirmed in Texas||
UPDATE: July 30, 2015: ADDITIONAL JASPER COUNTY HORSE CONFIRMED EEE POSITIVE One more horse has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in Jasper County, Texas. Earlier in July, another horse in the county tested positive for the virus. The horse, a 5-year-old, exhibited clinical sings consistent with the disease: temperature, uncoordinated movements, lowered head […]
|Histopathology Slide Review||
Review of previously read histopathology slides.
Specimen: Paraffin embedded blocks or H&E slides previously prepared at TVMDL.
|E. coli Toxin Typing – Companion Animal, Equine (rtPCR)||
Detection of E. coli toxin and virulence genes commonly associated with pathogenic strains of E. coli: F4/K88 fimbrial adhesins, STa enterotoxin, LT enterotoxin, cs31a adhesins, CNF1 and CNF2 cytotoxic necrotizing factors, Stx1and Stx2 Shiga like toxins, and eaeA intimin in E. coli isolates by real-time PCR (rtPCR).
Specimen: Bacterial isolate of E. coli
|Canine, Equine, Feline||$45.00||Details|
|Histopathology – Postmortem 8 or Fewer Tissues||
Histologic evaluation of postmortem tissues. The price listed ($65.00) is for up to 8 tissues; for more than 8 tissues, the price is $80.00.
Specimen: Specimen in 10% neutral buffered formalin (NBF)
|Drug Screen – NSAIDs (LC/MS)||
Detection of NSAIDs by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry. Standard targets include acetaminophen, carprofen, celecoxib, deracoxib, ethacrynic acid, etodolac, fenoprofen, firocoxib, flufenamic acid, flunixin, flurbiprofen, indomethacin, indoprofen, ketoprofen, ketorolac, mefenamic acid, naproxen, oxyphenbutazone, phenylbutazone, piroxicam, tenoxicam, tolfenamic acid, and tolmetin. Detection of acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin), salicylic acid, and salicylates is available for an additional fee. Quantitation of […]
Specimen: 5 mL serum
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$70.00||Details|
Measurement of copper by inductively-coupled plasma/mass spectrometry.
Specimen: One or more of the following: 1 mL serum or plasma, 5 g fresh liver, 50 mg fresh liver biopsy (at least 3 Tru-Cut samples, no fluid added,, 3 mL urine, 500 g feed. For birds, 0.3 mL serum or plasma is adequate. For ruminants and camelids, 5 g fresh kidney is required.Turnaround time is 1-3 days for serum/blood samples; 2-5 days for tissue or feed samples.
|Heavy Metal Panel (ICP/MS)||
Measurement of heavy metals by inductively-coupled plasma/mass spectrometry. Targets include lead, zinc, arsenic, cadmium, and thallium.
Specimen: One or more of the following: 1 mL EDTA whole blood, 5 g fresh liver, 50 mg fresh liver biopsy (approx. 3 Tru-Cut samples), 500 g feed. For birds, 0.6 mL EDTA or heparinized whole blood is adequate.Turnaround time is 1-3 days for serum/blood samples; 2-5 days for tissue or feed samples.
|Salmonella Serotyping [Referral]||
Identification of a particular Salmonella serotype from a pure isolate by agglutination. When salmonella is detected via culture, the isolate is sent to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) for serotyping at no cost to the client.
Specimen: Salmonella isolate
|Avian, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine, Rodent||$0.00||Details|
|Pesticide Quantitation (GC/MS)||
Follow up test to TVMDL’s Pesticide Screen; Pesticide Quantitation measures pesticides previously identified by Pesticide Screen test. Measurement is performed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry.
Specimen: One or more of the following: 30 g GI content, 10 g bait (source material), 40 g forage or hay, 20 g liver, 10 g crop contents, environmental samples (swabs).
Identification of bacterial pathogens that cause septicemia by culture.
Specimen: Blood inoculated into blood culture media.
|Urolith Composition (FTIR)||
Determination of the chemical composition of uroliths by fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy.
Specimen: Clean, dry uroliths
|Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$28.00||Details|
|Equine Encephalomyelitis Viruses (PRNT) [Referral]||
Detection of antibodies to Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and Western equine encephalitis (WEE) viruses using the plaque reduction neutralization test (PRNT). Addition of Venezuelan equine encephalitis is optional. This test is used to assess vaccine titers in horses or to test non-equine species for antibodies to EEE/WEE.
Specimen: 2 mL serum
|Methicillin-Resistant Staph Confirmation (Culture)||
Determination of methicillin-resistance on Staphylococcus isolates by culture.
Specimen: Pure Staphylococcus species isolate
|ACTH – Endogenous (RIA)||
Measurement of endogenous ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone) by radioimmunoassay.
Specimen: 0.5 mL frozen EDTA plasma from a fasted sample
|Leptospira Panel – 8 Serovars (MAT)||
Detection of antibodies to 8 serovars of leptospira by quantitative microscopic agglutination test. Targets include pomona, ictero., canicola, grippo., hardjo, bratislava, autumnalis, and sejroe. Individual serovars are also available at $5.00 per serovar.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
|Bone Density (Gravimetric)||
Measurement of calcium to phosphorous ratio to determine bone density.
Specimen: 2 inch section of mid femur or humerus bone, minimum 10 g
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$55.00||Details|
|Leptospira Panel – 5 Serovars @ 1:400 Dilution (MAT)||
Detection of antibodies to 5 serovars of leptospira by quantitative microscopic agglutination test. Targets include pomona, ictero., canicola, grippo., and hardjo. Beginning screen is 1:400. Individual serovars are also available at $7.00 per serovar.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
|Borrelia spp. (rtPCR)||
Detection of Borrelia species, including B. burgdorferi, B. hermsii, B. parkeri, and B. turicatae by real time PCR. Lyme Borreliosis (Borrelia burgdorferi) DNA is not typically detected in peripheral blood, even when Lyme disease is the cause of clinical signs. This PCR for Borrelia species is offered for the detection of Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever Borrelia spp. and for identification […]
Specimen: 0.5 - 2 mL EDTA whole blood or tick(s)
|Parasite Identification (Gross Identification)||
Identification of gross specimen(s).
Specimen: Whole parasite (helminth or arthropod)
Identification of fungal organisms by PCR and sequencing. This PCR is recommended to complement identification of fungal organisms on histopathology. The assay is not recommended when fungal organisms are not observed histologically, due to the potential of amplification of non specific contaminants.
Specimen: One paraffin block and two unstained slides
|Necropsy – Equine 1001-2000 lbs.||
Post-mortem examination and dissection of a whole animal to harvest tissues and determine a cause of death.
Specimen: Fresh carcass
|Equine Herpesvirus Types 1 & 4 (VN)||
Detection of antibodies to equine herpesvirus 1 & 4 by virus neutralization.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
|Lepto. autumnalis @ 1:400 Dilution (MAT)||
Detection of antibodies to lepto. autumnalis using the quantitative microscopic agglutination test. Beginning screen is 1:400.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
|Equine Coronavirus (rtPCR) [Referral]||
Detection of equine enteric coronavirus by PCR.
Specimen: One of the following: 1 g or 1 mL fresh feces; 0.5 cm x 0.5 cm fresh intestinal necropsy tissue; or fecal swab. Nasal swabs and lung tissue are not acceptable for equine testing.
|Cytology – Bone Marrow||
Cytologic evaluation of bone marrow aspirates and microscopic evaluation by a clinical pathologist.
Specimen: All of the following: bone marrow in EDTA, 1 mL peripheral blood in EDTA, air-dried slides. Submission of a fresh peripheral blood smear is also recommended.