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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 […]

NSAID monitoring – special offer!

Once long-term non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) therapy has commenced in a pet, monitoring their health status is very important. Changes in health status caused by concurrent diseases may increase the risk of NSAID-related toxicities and progression of a disease causing chronic pain may change the requirement for ongoing analgesia. Most NSAID-related adverse events in dogs occur […]

June Paws, claws & udder things newsletter

A fresh new newsletter has just hit the shelves, and you can find a copy of it here. If you haven’t subscribed to our mailing list already, be sure and do it now so you don’t miss out on all of our updates and news. You can subscribe here.

BVD bulk milk portal

Gribbles Veterinary’s Bulk Milk Portal is an exciting new feature that will help reduce the administration load when carrying out bulk milk testing for your farmers. At the start of July 2020 this programme will be available to all Gribbles Veterinary customers. The bulk milk portal allows for online ordering of bulk milk BVD, ostertagia […]

Looking after our seniors

Winter is always a good time to check up on the wellness of our senior friends and we have the perfect custom panels for the job! Our discounted Senior Pet Check panels are designed to detect common geriatric changes and the onset of age related issues, enabling remedial action to be taken.  So if your […]

What's out there

Here is a summary of recent interesting cases from around our network of laboratories: LaboratoryDiseasesAucklandAvocado toxicity in a goat; Infectious canine hepatitis in a puppy; Listeria abortion in a monkey; Nitrate toxicity; Salmonella abortion in bovine herdHamiltonNitrate toxicity; Babesiosis in cat (travel from South Africa); Listeria abortion in sheep; Yersiniosis in young cattlePalmerston NorthCysticercus bovis […]

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 […]

FREE one-day virtual event!

Following our recent, well supported, weekly series of on-line web events presented in conjunction with Lincoln Institute we are excited to invite you to a day of leadership training designed to specifically support you through this post-COVID recovery time. This event is specifically for Practice Owners, Managers and team leaders – lead vets, head nurses, […]

Equine herpes virus serology

In order to produce a useful diagnostic result for EHV VNT we request paired serum samples be collected 10-14 days apart. MPI have advised that testing is not possible on a single sample. If you have any questions, please just contact your local laboratory. 0800 GRIBBLES.

Case of the month

LISA HULME-MOIR Clinical history: A 15-year old male, neutered Chihuahua presented with a large 6x5x3cm subcutaneous mass in the left inguinal region. A fine needle aspirate of the mass was submitted to the laboratory for cytology. Laboratory results: On cytology, the submitted slides contained many medium to large cells that were frequently arranged in rosette […]

ePrice book now available

Our new pricing comes into effect on 1 July 2020.  Electronic copies of our new price book were emailed out in the first week of June to practices all across the country. In order to reduce our environmental impact, as well as moving with the times, we have decided to be future focussed and send […]