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Our monthly client newsletter, Paws, Claws and Udder Things, includes information about emerging animal health issues, new tests and services, continuing professional development opportunities and tips for getting the most out of your local laboratory. To view and download back issues of Paws, Claws and Udder Things select from the volumes below: If you would […]

TSE SURVEILLANCE

Now is the peak season for TSE submission and MPI has reported they are lower than they could hope with BSE points for NZ, so we thought we’d share this reminder with you. You can also visit the MPI surveillance website here.

Read our latest newsletter

Welcome to a new edition of our newsletter.  This month we launch our new website and pink-eye PCR tests, remind you all of the TLI test we offer here in NZ,  include some seasonal reminders and of course we have another great Case of the Month. If you have any questions about this issue or […]

Adieu . . .

Hi everyone – I just wanted to write a little note to say thank you to all our wonderful vet clients.  I have so enjoyed working with you over the years and am really going to miss talking to so many of you on the phone.  I’m taking a few months off to spend time […]

Snippets

· 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 […]

Case of the month

JULIE TOMLINSON Clinical history: A 5 year old female Guinea-pig presented with weight loss and generalized peripheral lymphadenopathy.  FNAs from the right inguinal and left prescapular nodes were submitted for cytology testing. Cytological findings: The lymph nodes consisted predominantly of intermediate sized lymphocytes admixed with few small lymphocytes, rare heterophils and eosinophils, and a small […]

Canine TLI testing

Gribbles Veterinary have been offering canine TLI since 2015 and recently upgraded  to an Immulite 2000 analyser to specifically be able to continue to provide this assay within New Zealand. Serum Trypsin-like immunoreactivity (TLI) is an accurate and specific indicator of pancreatic function and the test of choice for dogs with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI). […]

Pink-eye PCR tests now available!

Our suite of PCR tests is an every expanding one as this technology becomes more mainstream.  We are also able to offer real time PCR tests for the common agents associated with “pink-eye” lesions in cattle and sheep. Real time PCR is particularly useful in cases where culture produces a heavy mixed growth of organisms […]

BVD testing options

Gribbles Veterinary offers a variety of BVD testing options to suit every situation. Check out our information sheet which covers the recommended sample and test types, along with our fabulous bulk milk testing packages.

Welcome to our new look website!

Since December 2018 we have been working on upgrading our website on the WordPress platform.  It has been a big project, so it is super exciting to have it live and available for you all to use. As well as being on a new platform it also has a fresh new look, a better flow, […]

To mate, or not to mate?

Serial monitoring of progesterone in bitches has proven to be an invaluable diagnostic tool for management of breeding. In addition to accurate predication of ovulation, serum progesterone levels can also be utilised to indicate impending parturition, and identify more uncommon reproductive occurrences such as split-heats.1,2  Vaginal cytology is a useful adjunct in breeding management, providing […]