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.
|Parasite & Ova Count (McMasters)||
Quantitative fecal egg count ideal for equids, small ruminants, camelids, cervids, ovine, and young bovids.
3-5 g feces
|Bovine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Ovine||$14.00||Details|
|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|
|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.
2 mL serum
|Drug Screen – Unknowns (LC/MS)||
Detection of a variety of drugs in submitted samples. This screen is designed to detect drugs not indicated in other TVMDL Drug Screens. This test does not include detection of acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin), salicylic acid, or salicylates. For these drugs, please also request Drug Screen – NSAIDs (1029).
One or more of the following: 5 mL serum, 10 mL urine, 10 g liver or stomach content, medication, livestock feed, pet food.
|Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Non Animal, Ovine, Porcine||$90.00||Details|
|Neorickettsia risticii (IFA) [Referral]||
Detection of antibodies to Neorickettsia risticii (formerly Ehrlichia risticii), the causative agent of Potomac horse fever, by indirect fluorescent antibody test.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
|Babesia caballi (cELISA)||
Detection of antibodies to Babesia caballi, a causative agent of equine piroplasmosis, by competitive ELISA.
Specimen: 2 mL serum
|Salmonella spp. (Culture)||
Detection of Salmonella spp. by culture.
Specimen: One or more of the following: fresh tissue, feces, feed, drag swabs, other environmental specimen.
|Amphibian, Avian, Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Non Animal, Ovine, Porcine, Rodent||$15.00||Details|
Measurement of sodium, potassium, and chloride by automated analyzer.
0.5 mL serum, lithium heparin plasma, ocular fluid, or urine.
|Fecal Occult Blood (Guaiac)||
Detection of fecal occult blood by the stool Guaiac test.
1 g feces
|Leptospira spp. (rtPCR)||
Detection of Leptospira species by real time PCR.
One or more of the following: 1-2 mL urine, 1 g fresh tissue (kidney, liver, placenta).
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline||$25.00||Details|
Measurement of protein concentration in cerebrospinal fluid or urine.
Specimen: 0.5 mL urine or cerebrospinal fluid
|Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine, Rodent||$14.00||Details|
|Dermatophilus sp. (Stain)||
Detection of Dermatophilus congolensis, the causative agent of dermatophilus, by Giemsa stain.
Specimen: One or more of the following: tissue, aspirates, exudates, impression smears.
|Bovine, Camelid, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Ovine, Porcine||$8.00||Details|
|Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Panel (VN)||
Detection of antibodies to the New Jersey and Indiana strains (VS NJ/IN) of vesicular stomatitis virus by virus neutralization. Performed at a starting dilution of 1:8.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
Measurement of lead by inductively-coupled plasma/mass spectrometry.
One or more of the following: 0.50 mL EDTA whole blood or heparinized blood, 5 g fresh liver, 50 mg fresh liver biopsy (at least 3 Tru-Cut samples, no fluid added), 500 g feed, 5 mL water.
For birds, 0.30 mL EDTA whole blood is adequate.
If both zinc and lead are requested, the minimum sample is 0.60 mL EDTA whole blood or heparinized blood.
For bovine, 5 g kidney is required.
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.
|Parasite & Ova Identification (Fecal Flotation)||
Identification of parasite eggs, cysts, and oocysts by fecal flotation with centrifugation.
3-5 g feces
|25-Hydroxyvitamin D [Referral]||
Identification of vitamin D toxicity or deficiency. This assay will detect metabolites of cholecalciferol (rat poisons, vitamin D supplements); it will not detect toxicity due to calcitriol (Rocaltrol) or calcipotriene (Dovonex – anti-psoriasis cream). Interpretation of results by a veterinary endocrinologist is included.
0.5 mL fasting serum
|Immunoglobulin G (TIA) [Referral]||
Quantification of immunoglobulin G (IgG) using the turbidometric immunoassay (TIA).
Specimen: 0.5 mL serum
|Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Equine||$31.00||Details|
|Bone Marrow Fat [Referral]||
Measurement of the percent bone marrow fat to assess the nutritional status of an individual animal. Recommended for diagnosis of malnutrition / starvation.
Femur bone is preferred. 1 g marrow is required.
|CBC – Equine||
Measurement of WBC, RBC, HGB, HCT, MCV, MCH, MCHC, PLT, and fibrinogen by automated analyzer. Microscopic blood smear review for WBC differential, cellular morphology, and hemoparasites.
1 mL EDTA whole blood or lithium heparin whole blood and 1-2 air dried slides
|Theileria equi (cELISA)||
Detection of antibodies to Theileria equi (formerly known as Babesia equi), a causative agent of equine piroplasmosis, by competitive ELISA.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
|Clostridium difficile Toxin A & B (ELISA)||
Detection of Clostridium difficile toxins A and B by ELISA.
2 g feces
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$35.00||Details|
|Antibiotic Susceptibility – Equine (Kirby-Bauer)||
Determination of the antibiotic susceptibility of pure isolates from equine by disk diffusion.
Pure bacterial isolate
|Hemoparasite Examination (Wright-Giemsa Stain)||
Microscopic examination of Wright’s Giemsa stained blood smear for infectious agents only.
0.5 mL EDTA whole blood or air-dried slide
|Mycoplasma spp. (PCR)||
Detection of Mycoplasma species by PCR.
One or more of the following: 1 g fresh tissue, 0.5-2 mL joint fluid, swab.
|Amphibian, Avian, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine, Rodent||$35.00||Details|
Measurement of phosphorous in ocular fluid, serum, or urine by automated analyzer.
0.5 mL serum, lithium heparin plasma, ocular fluid, or urine