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Goat & Sheep Services2020-12-04T00:25:21+00:00

Goat & Sheep

Test Type – Price – Days Run – Received By

  • Pregnancy – $6.50 – Tuesday & Friday @1pm – Monday & Thursday @10am

  • Johne’s – $5.00 – Thursday @9am – Wednesday @3pm

  • CAE/OPP – $6.00 – Thursday @9am – Wednesday @3pm

  • CL – $7.00 – Thursday @9am – Wednesday @3pm

  • Biosecurity Panel – $17.00 – Thursday @9am – Wednesday @3pm

DISEASE SAMPLES MUST ARRIVE DAY PRIOR TO TESTING DATE TO BE PROCESSED THAT WEEK. USPS and Fedex arrive daily at 12pm. Ups arrives daily at 3pm. Orders without submission form and properly labeled tubes will be charged $10 and may delay results.
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Storage & Shipping

For all tests we need 3mL of whole blood or 1mL of serum. Unless having a Biosecurity Panel done then we need 6mL of whole blood or 1mL of serum. We accept FedEx, UPS, and USPS shipping. Pregnancy samples can be shipped at room temperature and are good for up to 30 days. Disease samples need to be refrigerated and shipped with ice packs. They need to be processed within 2 weeks of being drawn.

About CL2019-05-25T19:17:38+00:00

ABOUT: Caseous lymphadenitis (CL) is a chronic, contagious disease
caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis. The
disease is characterized by abscess formation in or near major
peripheral lymph nodes (external form) or within internal organs and
lymph nodes (internal form). Although both the external and internal
forms of CL occur in sheep and goats, the external form is more
common in goats, and the internal form is more common in sheep.

SYMPTOMS: Symptoms of CL are abscess formation in or near major
peripheral lymph nodes (external form) or within internal organs and
lymph nodes (internal form).

GETTING TESTED: Sheep and goats blood can be tested for this disease.
At least 3 ml of whole blood should be collected in a “red top” vacuum
tube. Samples should be refrigerated after collection and be shipped
with an ice pack and tested within 2 weeks of the collection date.

CL samples are processed, and results reported on Thursdays.

About CAE2019-06-27T01:23:18+00:00

ABOUT: Maedi-visna virus (MVV) infection of sheep is characterized by slowly progressive arthritis, pneumonia, mastitis, and encephalomyelitis. MVV infection is found all over the world. This classification also includes Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis Virus (CAEV), which manifests itself in adult goats mainly in the form of sever arthritis of the Carpal Joint (“Big Knee”).

SYMPTOMS: Animals with CAEV become emaciated despite an intact appetite and show poor milk yield.

PREVENTION: An effective vaccination does not exist. For this reason, eradication programs are based on colostrum deprivation, separation,
and serological detection of infected animals.

GETTING TESTED: Sheep and goat’s blood can be tested for this disease. At least 3 mL of whole blood should be collected in a “red top” vacuum tube. Samples should be refrigerated after collection and be shipped with an ice pack and tested within 2 weeks of the collection date.

CAE samples are processed and results are reported on Thursdays.

About Ruminant Pregnancy Test2020-01-29T23:51:06+00:00

The Ruminant Pregnancy Test is an enzyme-linked immunoassay for the detection of early pregnancy-associated glycoproteins (early PAGs) in serum or EDTA plasma of cattle, serum of sheep and goat and EDTA plasma of water buffalo and bison as a marker for pregnancy.

The Ruminant Pregnancy Test can be used in serum and EDTA plasma as early as 28 days after breeding in cows with no interference from a previous pregnancy as early as 60 days after calving. It can also be used from 28 days post breeding in goats, from 30 days post breeding in buffaloes, and from 35 days post breeding in sheep.

Pregnancy tests are processed on Tuesday and Friday with results reported on the same day.

About Johne’s Disease2019-06-27T01:42:19+00:00

ABOUT: Johne’s disease (pronounced “yo-knees”) is a contagious, chronic and usually fatal infection that affects primarily the small intestine of the ruminants. Large (cattle) and small (sheep and goats) ruminants are susceptible to Johne’s disease. Johne’s disease is caused by Mycobacterium Avium Subspecies Paratuberculosis.

SYMPTOMS: Signs are rarely evident until two or more years after the initial infection, which usually occurs shortly after birth. The signs are long-lasting diarrhea and weight loss despite a good appetite. In goats, diarrhea is less common. Because the symptoms are common with other diseases, the only way to confirm Johne’s disease is through lab testing.

PREVENTION: Since there is no cure for Johne’s disease, control of the infection is crucial. Control of Johne’s disease takes time and a strong commitment to management practices focused on keeping young animals away from contaminated manure, milk, feed, and water.

GETTING TESTED: Cattle, sheep, and goats blood can be tested for this disease. At least 3mL of whole blood should be collected in a “red top” vacuum tube. Samples should be refrigerated after collection and be shipped with an ice pack and tested within 2 weeks of the collection date.

Johne’s samples are processed and results reported on Thursdays.

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