Equine Tests (228)
An accession fee of $7.00 is applied to each accession/case, not each specimen. An accession is defined as samples from the same animal / herd / flock, originating from a single animal owner, submitted for the same condition, collected at the same time. This allows clients to receive bulk testing of same species (from the same owner) under one accession. Poultry submissions requesting multiples tests (e.g., AI, Mg/Ms, culture, etc.) for a single flock are counted as one accession.
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.
|Equine Arteritis Virus (VN)||
Detection of antibodies to equine arteritis virus (EAV), the causative agent of equine viral arteritis (EVA), by virus neutralization.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
|Drug Quantitation (LC/MS)||
Measurement of drugs in samples that have been determined to be positive by other TVMDL tests. Measurement performed by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS).
One or more of the following: 5 mL serum, 10 mL urine, 50 g liver or GI content, medication, livestock feed, pet food.
Measurement of zinc by inductively-coupled plasma/mass spectrometry.
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), 500 g feed.
For birds, 0.3 mL serum or plasma is adequate.
Blood, serum, and urine samples are tested on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays with a turnaround time of 5 days. Tissue and feed samples are tested on Mondays and Thursdays with a turnaround time of 7 days.
|Rickettsiales spp. (rtPCR)||
Detection of Rickettsiales species, including Ehrlichia canis, E. chaffeensis, E. ewingii, Rickettsia rickettsii, and Anaplasma phagocytophilum, all by real time PCR.
0.5 - 2 mL EDTA whole blood or tick(s)
|Semen Morphology [Referral]||
Evaluation of spermatozoa morphology for breeding purposes.
Specimen: 3 mL raw semen
|Rabies Virus Antibody Endpoint Titer (RFFIT) [Referral]||
Measurement of antibodies to rabies virus by rapid fluorescent foci inhibition test (RFFIT).
Specimen: 2 mL serum
|Camelid, Canine, Equine, Feline||$73.73||Details|
Identification of stage 3 larvae by genus.
5-10 g feces
|Bovine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Ovine||$50.00||Details|
|Toxoplasma gondii (MAT) [Referral]||
Detection of antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii, the causative agency of toxoplasmosis, using the modified agglutination test.
0.5 mL serum
|Avian, Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine, Rodent||$64.75||Details|
Measurement of blood urea nitrogen by automated analyzer.
0.5 mL serum, lithium heparin plasma, urine, or body fluid
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$8.00||Details|
|Bacterial Identification – Companion Animal (Aerobic & Anaerobic Culture)||
Identification of a wide variety of bacterial pathogens in companion animals by aerobic and anaerobic culture.
One or more of the following: fresh tissue, urine, swabs, feces.
|Amphibian, Avian, Canine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Rodent||$30.00||Details|
|Anticoagulant Rodenticides (LC/MS)||
Measurement of anticoagulant rodenticides by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry. Targets include warfarin, bromadiolone, brodifacoum, diphacinone, chlorophacinone, coumatetralyl, difenacoum, and difethialone.
One or more of the following: 2 mL EDTA whole blood, 2 mL heparinized whole blood, 2 mL serum, 10 g fresh liver, 10 g bait.
|Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine, Rodent||$155.00||Details|
Gross examination, specific gravity, biochemical analysis with confirmatory testing, and microscopic analysis of urine sample to complete a full urinalysis.
3 mL urine
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine, Rodent||$18.00||Details|
|Necropsy – Equine 1001-2000 lbs.||
Post-mortem examination and dissection of a whole animal to harvest tissues and determine a cause of death.
Measurement of gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) by automated analyzer.
0.5 mL serum or lithium heparin plasma
|West Nile Virus (rtPCR)||
Detection of West Nile virus by real time PCR.
Mammals: fresh brain, spinal cord, or cerebral spinal fluid (CSF).
Avian: EDTA whole blood, 1g fresh tissue (liver, spleen, kidney, bone marrow, brain, heart), oral or cloacal swabs (preferably with a few drops of transport media or saline). Note that oral swabs may not be appropriate for all bird species such as raptors.
Other: whole mosquitos.
|Avian, Camelid, Equine, Insect||$30.00||Details|
|Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Indiana Strain (VN)||
Detection of antibodies to the Indiana strain of vesicular stomatitis virus (VS IN) by virus neutralization. Performed at a starting dilution of 1:8.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
|Drug Screen – Beta Agonists in Hair (LC/MS)||
Detection of beta-agonist drugs in hair or wool by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry. Targets include clenbuterol, ractopamine, zilpaterol, bambuterol, and albuterol.
Equine: Quarter inch diameter of mane (preferred), tail, or body hair with the roots/follicles intact.
Cattle, Sheep, or Goat: Collect enough hair such that the total amount when bunched is approximately 2 cm in diameter.
|Bovine, Caprine, Equine, Ovine||$100.00||Details|
Detection of lungworm larvae by the Baermann method.
Specimen: 5 g feces
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$20.00||Details|
|Tick-borne Pathogen Panel (rtPCR)||
Detection of tick-borne pathogens by real time PCR. Includes Rickettsiales species (Ehrlichia canis, E. chaffeensis, E. ewingii, Rickettsia rickettsii, Anaplasma phagocytophilum); Borrelia species (B. burgdoreferi, B. hermsii, B. parkeri, B. turicatae); and Babesia species (B. gibsoni, B. canis, B. caballi).
0.5 - 2 mL EDTA whole blood or tick(s)
|Vitamin D Profile [Referral]||
Measurement of Vitamin D to determine toxicity or deficiency. The profile includes PTH, ionized calcium, and 25-hydroxyvitamin D. This assay will detect metabolites of cholecalciferol (rat poisons, vitamin D supplements), but it will not detect toxicity due to calcitriol (Rocaltrol) or calcipotriene (Dovonex – anti-psoriasis cream).
1.5 mL serum
|Avian, Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$68.00||Details|
|Histopathology – Postmortem 9 or More Tissues||
Histologic evaluation of postmortem tissues.
Specimen in 10% neutral buffered formalin (NBF)
|Drug Screen & DNA Typing Panel [Referral]||
This panel includes TVMDL’s Drug Screen – Beta Agonists in Equine Hair (LCMS) test and a referral test for DNA typing. The Drug Screen includes detection of beta-agonist drugs in equine hair by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry. Targets include clenbuterol, ractopamine, zilpaterol, bambuterol, and albuterol. The DNA typing includes an individual genotyping/DNA profile/genetic marker report, ancestry […]
Specimen: Quarter inch diameter of mane (preferred), tail, or body hair with the roots/follicles intact.
|Cytology – Bone Marrow||
Cytologic evaluation of bone marrow aspirates and microscopic evaluation by a clinical pathologist.
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.
|Equine Infectious Anemia Virus (AGID)||
Detection of antibodies to equine infectious anemia (EIA) virus by agar gel immunodiffusion.
Specimen: 2 mL serum
|Microbial Identification Extended (Culture)||
Culture beyond standard methods when necessary to obtain a microbial identification for fungal or bacterial isolates.