Ridgeway Research CRO UK

Global Experts In Veterinary Parasitology

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

Ridgeway Research Ltd. is 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, although we have worked with other cases if we can accommodate them. Our studies can help you register your new medicine or vaccine to stringent deadlines. Ridgeway also has a dedicated department for the cultivation and identification of parasites, as well our Science department, which produces numerous products.

We are Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) accredited and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) compliant. So you can be sure that the work we do will be completed to the highest degree of accuracy  – it is our personal mission to conduct excellent veterinary science and make running your study as easy as possible. We pride ourselves on the links between our Affiliates and customers and always ensure satisfaction with a study! However, first and foremost we are committed to animal welfare; the safety and comfort of our animals is paramount, and you can be sure studies will be conducted in the best ethical manner at Ridgeway.

Please follow one of the links below to see what services we can provide.

Contract Research


Helping you gather the data you need – on time

Parasitology Services


Fast, reliable and friendly service

Available Parasites

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.


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Ridgeway Science’s fast and accurate heat test for cows

Ridgeway Science


Progesterone test kits for accurate breeding

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Latest News

Hookworms – Distinguishing Between Drastic Ancylostoma caninum and Uncinaria stenocephala Infections.

Recently our parasitology laboratory at Ridgeway Research was tasked with sourcing a field strain of Ancylostoma caninum (A.caninum) L3 infective larvae, which is a zoonotic canine intestinal hookworm. These parasites are difficult to distinguish – find out how here!

Strange Deaths in Cattle – What’s Killing Your Herd?

As autumn is now truly underway there are some causes of sudden death in cattle to be aware of. Sudden death in cattle is always a cause for concern on a farm and can be a distressing event. Here we present some of the major causes, how to identify them and how to approach each situation in a calm manor.

Combating Resistance: How Are New Treatments Discovered?

Previously we’ve touched on the increasing threat of both anthelmintic and antibiotic resistance. Across the world, anti-microbial chemicals are an absolutely vital part of life, from medical and veterinary care, to agriculture and pest management. However, the more we use these chemicals, the more likely their targets are to develop resistance.

The Domestication of Cattle

Cattle were some of the earliest results of domestication by humans. Genetic and archaeological records show that this may have begun as early as around 10,500 years ago. Aurochs (Bos taurus primigenius) were large wild bovines which ranged across the grasslands and forests of Eurasia and northern Africa. Ancient people gradually domesticated these animals and eventually this resulted in the modern cattle we know today.