Disease Investigation

An unfortunate aspect of livestock production which is only ever just around the corner is disease & death... "Where there are livestock, there are dead stock". Whilst some diseases tend to be limited to individuals only with minimal financial impact, others can affect large numbers with catastrophic consequences.

We are always available to investigate causes of disease and death in your animals, whether 1 is affected or 101. Current market prices mean that in many circumstances investigating the causes of illness or death is economically viable in order to prevent or manage current or prevent future outbreaks. The keys to identifying the cause of disease are clinical history, physical examination of live animals, post-mortem examination of dead animals and laboratory testing. In many circumstances reaching a final definitive diagnosis may not be possible with no access to fresh carcases or limitations of certain tests however many important diseases are usually ruled out in the process which provides value from the results.