Ridgeway Research CRO UK



Due to the recent Coronavirus pandemic and in-line with government advice, only critical staff are onsite currently and as such it may take a little longer to reply to your queries and requests. We’ll issue updates – please email us if you have specific questions. We will return to business as usual as soon as possible.

Global Experts In Veterinary Parasitology

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.

Contract Research


Helping you gather the data you need – on time

Parasitology Services


Fast, reliable and friendly service

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Ridgeway Research Endoparasite Diagnostics Crop

Helping you gather the data you need – on time

Diagnostic Development & Evaluation


Experts in developing your new product to market.

P4 Rapid


Ridgeway Science’s fast and accurate heat test for cows

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Progesterone test kits for accurate breeding

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Dictyocaulus filaria – A potential cause of coughing sheep

Dictyocaulus filaria – A potential cause of coughing sheep What is Dicytocaulus filaria? One or two sheep coughing in a flock – particularly a harsh dry cough – could be a sign of Dictyocaulus filaria infection. This is a “lungworm” with the adult worms that measure some 4 – 10cm in length – living in the bronchi and causing bronchitis. Unlike other lungworms in sheep, this lungworm has a direct life cycle with larvae passed in droppings developing into infective larvae on pasture. Other…

The shifting nature of veterinary pharmaceutical R&D delivery…a new niche opportunity

The shifting nature of veterinary pharmaceutical R&D delivery…a new niche opportunity Increasingly, large pharmaceutical companies are evolving their business strategies and are incorporating outsourcing of R&D as a norm. Traditionally, large pharma companies would operate in house R&D activities. Nowadays, a multifaceted approach exists for delivering new technologies incorporating in house R&D activities; use of contract research organisations (CROs); and utilising venture capital funded start-up companies. Why are veterinary pharmaceutical companies moving to favour outsourcing of R&D? Companies are moving…

International Women’s Day: Female African Dairy Farmers

International Women’s Day: Female African Dairy Farmers The numbers on a poster on the Health For Animal website marking International Women’s Day on the 8th March, caught my attention: two thirds of the 600 million poorest livestock keepers globally are women. 90% of the income they earn is ploughed back into their family or society. In East Africa, dairy is the biggest industry for female livestock keepers. This is a population of small holder farmers that produce milk for their family and…