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When you need expert help with research, product development or parasite diagnosis, call us.

We’re one of the UK’s leading veterinary contract research organizations (CRO). Our clients include many of the top ten global animal health companies as well as individual farmers and veterinarians.

We specialise in livestock studies for research and development projects. Our studies help you register your new medicine or vaccine on time.

We are Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) accredited and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) compliant.

Above all, we are committed to animal welfare and excellence in veterinary science.

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Avoiding lambing whilst pregnant

Why you should avoid lambing if you’re pregnant With lambing season upon us and the lovely sight of new-born lambs bringing a welcome spring picture after the long winter, there are some important risks to pregnant women that must be addressed. There are multiple bacteria, parasites and virus’ that are present within the bodily fluids that can potentially cause disease and abortion within pregnant women. This is also true for recently birthed lambs, ewes that have recently given birth and…

Listeriosis in sheep

What is listeriosis? Listeriosis is caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, which has a global presence and is associated with serious disease in a wide variety of animals and humans. Listeriosis is of major veterinary importance in cattle, sheep and goats, but in the United Kingdom most commonly affects sheep.  The gram-positive bacteria can survive in the environment for a long period of time. Grazing animals ingest the organism from pasture, with transmission of the disease via the faecal-oral route.  Listeriosis is…

Spring pastures

Spring Pastures: What to consider before letting your animals out to pasture With lambing season upon us, there are many things to consider when grazing animals. Many cattle herds and sheep flocks are housed indoors over the winter months for various reasons. I’m sure they wouldn’t be too fond of the recent snow flurries that we’ve had! Indoor housing during the winter months provides protection from the elements and cold conditions, as well as conservation of energy that would have…

FEC: What is a faecal egg count and why should I use them?

What is a FEC? Faecal Egg Counts, also known as FEC, WEC or EPG count assesses the worm burden within an animal. A FEC does what it says on the tin – a technician will look at the faeces and literally count the number of eggs in a set amount of the faeces. This is then taken as a representative for the burden of the animal. Results are typically presented in EPG or eggs per gram, allowing you to compare…