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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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What is African Swine Fever and Why is it Such a Problem? Recently African Swine Fever made headlines as health officials confirmed the first cases in domestic pigs in Germany. Previously, although the virus was present in wild boar populations, it had yet to make the jump to farmed pigs. While the virus was first identified in Kenya in the 1920s, since then, it has spread across many countries in Africa, Asia and Europe. What is African Swine Fever? African…

The One Health Model

The One Health Model Veterinary organisations and practitioners around the world have been proponents of the One Health model for many years. It combines human, animals and environmental aspects to address global health challenges. This approach has spread to human medicine in more recent years, and is particularly relevant in combating zoonotic diseases. A disease is called zoonotic when it can move between animals and humans. While some diseases, like toxoplasmosis, can be very mild, others, like rabies, can be…

Broilers: Slow and Steady Wins the Race?

Broilers: Slow and Steady Wins the Race? Recently, M&S has become the first UK retailer to commit to removing all fast-growing broiler chickens from their supply lines. In the next 12 months, all fresh chicken products will be sourced from slow-growing breeds. Processed chicken products, for example those in ready-made sandwiches or meals, will be sourced from slow-growing broilers by 2026. This announcement comes at a time when animal welfare is very much in the public eye with the launch…

In Ovo Chicken Vaccination: How Does It Work?

In Ovo Chicken Vaccination: How Does It Work? Vaccination is an extremely important part of healthcare for animals and humans alike. Across the world, many dangerous diseases are managed, prevented, controlled, or even eradicated by vaccines. In chickens, vaccines are available for a number of different viruses, bacteria, and fungal infections. While chicks can have them after hatching, another method is through in ovo, or in-egg, vaccination. Poultry Diseases and Vaccines Generally speaking, all large-scale commercial chickens receive vaccines. Which…