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Dairy and Beef herd screen

on Monday, 12 January 2015. Posted in Services

We offer a range of screen services for your beef or dairy herd throughout the North West.

These include:

Animal Health Diagnostics

A comprehensive range of diagnostic services related to animal health and animal nuturition. Tests carried out on a range of different sample types:- Individual animal- blood, milk, ear notch Herd or group of animals- bulk-tank milk, pooled milk, pooled blood

Animal disease and parasite tests available

Viral:- Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV) Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR)

Bacterial:- Mycobacterium avium paratubculosis ("Johne's disease) Mycoplasma bovis Salmonella Leptospirosis

Protozoan:- Neospora caninum

Parasite:- Fasciola hepatica (liver fluke)

Animal nutrition tests available

Milk:- Milk mineral profile Milk Urea Nitrogen

Blood:- Blood mineral profile

Forages and Feedstuffs:- Full suite of tests available to determine nutrional value of pasture, ensiled forages and concentrate feeds.

Dairy herd disease screen Service based on bulk milk samples collected 3 times per year (100% spring-calving) or 4 times per year (spring and autumn calving). Milk samples should be taken during milk collection to give a representative sample of the whole herd. Details of all vaccinations (vaccine product, name and dates of vaccinations) must be provided on the sample submission sheet.

Option A 

THis is the most comprehensive dairy herd health screen available.

It is recommended for all dairy farmers.

Antibody by ELISA(herd exposed to diease/vaccination) / DNA/RNA by PCR(active disease in herd)

  1. Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV)
  2. Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis(IBR)*
  3. Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis
  4. Mycoplasma bovis
  5. Salmonella
  6. Leptospirosis
  7. Neospora caninum

Antibody by ELISA(herd exposed to parasite/possible parasite load)

  • Fasciola hepatica(liver fluke)
  • Osteragia ostertagi(stomach worms)

* if herd is not vaccinated, an indirect IBR ELISA will be used. If gE deleted marker vaccine for IBR is used, a gE antibody ELISA test will be used.

Suckler-beef herd disease screen

Service based on pooled blood samples collected 3 times per year (100% spring calving) or 4 times per year (spring and autumn calving).

Blood (serum or heparinised plasma) samples should be collected by the practicing veterinarian from a representative sample of each management group as outlined below.

Details of all vaccinations (vaccines product names and dates of vaccinations ) must be provided on the sample submission sheet.

Herd size->no of animals to be sampled

10                          10

20                          19

30                          24

40                          28

50                          31

100                        38

Suckler-Beef  herd disease screen


Antibody by ElISA /   DNA/RNA by PCR

  • BVD
  • IBR
  • Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis
  • Mycoplasma bovis
  • Salmonella
  • Leptospiris
  • Neospora caninum
  • Fasciola hepatica(liver fluke)

For more information on our screening services, please phone our office today on 074 9130772 or fill in an appointment form.

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The Glebe, Stranorlar
Lifford, Co. Donegal

Tel/Fax: 074 913 0772
Mobile: 087 2288091

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9:00am - 5.30pm

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