Consumable of the month

Do you order laboratory consumable items from us online or via our order form?  If you need just one blood tube or swab, or enough for a herd, we’ve got you covered. Our featured consumable items in September are Liver biopsy kits for use when taking liver biopsy samples for trace element testing. Liver biopsy […]

Spring into spring!

With our “same as last year” trace element test pricing, it is a great opportunity to ensure transitional and pre-mating herds are in peak condition for the spring season. Mix ‘n match trace element tests as needed to suit each farm’s requirements.  Recommended spring trace elements: = BOH or NEFA (x10) – Indicator of negative energy […]

Water trough check-up

Could your clients be pouring valuable trace element supplementation down the drain? Mineral supplementation comes at a price, so with your clients in mind, we’ve developed a testing system that allows you to check-up on the mineral content of stock water supplies to ensure levels are adequate, but are not drowning in it!  Whether farmers […]

Autumn essentials

Liver and serum sampling in the autumn, or at drying off, provides an opportunity to ensure herd trace element levels are appropriate heading into winter. The testing options below focus on the essential autumn trace elements – copper and selenium – but you can add to these or change them using other trace element tests […]

Autumn is here!

For production animal veterinarians, autumn is the time to remind farmer’s about the importance of trace element testing leading up to winter. Tissue and serum sampling in the autumn or at drying off, provides an opportunity to ensure trace elements and magnesium concentrations are appropriate heading into winter, and to assess any effects of sporidesmin […]

*NEW* regional trace element trends

In April 2019 we upgraded our trace element reporting to include cumulative results for routine screening.  This year our outstanding team of programmers have gone an extra step, and we are now able to report cumulative results for a farm PLUS local regional trends for a specific trace element. Cumulative reporting can be used to […]

Trace element testing

Our 2020 price book features some  recommended trace element panels (see panels below). The suggested panels are examples of appropriate analytes for assessing what is happening in the dairy herd. Testing for trace element status is an important part of mineral supplementation plans on farm. If you wish to discuss the best options for testing […]


· Post mortem service – just a reminder that our Christchurch laboratory is no longer able to offer a post mortem service.  Bodies for PM must be sent  directly to our Dunedin or Palmerston North laboratories instead. · Monitoring Trilostane therapy without using an ACTH stimulation test  – In April 2018 a monitoring method was introduced by […]