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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.

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Parasitology Services


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Ridgeway Research Endoparasite Diagnostics Crop

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Diagnostic Development & Evaluation


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Progesterone test kits for accurate breeding

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Mental Health Day 2020: everyone has mental health, so make sure you look after it!

Mental Health Day 2020: everyone has mental health, so make sure you look after it! At a time when the world feels out of control, looking after our mental health is so important. Yet, it so often gets forgotten! It’s been a really hard year for everyone and maybe you have had a moment to pause and rethink what’s important to you. Here at Ridgeway we recognise that people have mental health just as they have physical health and we…

Bacterial Enteritis in poultry

Bacterial Enteritis in poultry What is Bacterial Enteritis? Bacterial enteritis (BE), also commonly referred to as Dysbacteriosis, Dysbiosis and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is a disease observed in poultry which entails extreme inflammation and pathology in the gastrointestinal tract. Due to similar pathologies in the intestine, Bacterial enteritis can commonly be confused with coccidiosis and Necrotic Enteritis, which are two entirely different diseases (see here for our article on coccidiosis). Misdiagnosis can lead to use of antibiotics or anticoccidials…

An introduction to Coccidiosis in poultry

An introduction to Coccidiosis in poultry What is coccidiosis? Coccidiosis is caused by a protozoan parasite called Eimeria or Isospora. There are many different genus’ and species that can infect a wide variety of mammals, birds, reptiles and fish. Typically, Eimeria or Isospora parasites are host specific and cannot infect other species than their target species. How does coccidiosis occur? Coccidian parasites must reproduce within cells inside the digestive tract. In poultry, a bird will consume a sporulated oocyst (this…

Calf diseases, prevention and why colostrum is so important for the immune system

Calf diseases, prevention and why colostrum is so important for the immune system In terms of survival, the first few weeks for a calf are significant. As their bodies are still developing, they are not yet primed to effectively fight illness. It is important for a livestock farmer to be aware of these 3 common calf diseases and know what steps can be taken to prevent and treat them. What exactly puts young calves at risk of developing disease? Even…