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Adapting to the loosening of COVID-19 lock down and preparing for the return to the new “normal”.

Adapting to the loosening of COVID-19 lock down and preparing for the return to the new “normal”. As we reported in our ‘News’ in April 2020, Ridgeway has been open for business throughout lock down. The Parasitology Laboratory has been very busy sourcing new parasites whilst maintaining both of its Liver and Rumen Fluke snail colonies. What’s been happening at RRL? As the UK and countries in Europe are gradually loosening the movement restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic, the…

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Top 10 uses of rapid progesterone measurement in milk

Top 10 uses of rapid progesterone measurement in milk Progesterone (P4) is a hormone well known for its uses in fertility management and heat detection in cattle. Today we are showing you 10 ways you can use progesterone measurement in milk to aid in improving your herds fertility. You can use rapid progesterone detection tests to confirm heat when you have observed bulling or have a cow that does not demonstrate signs – a low P4 result confirms heat, allowing…

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Heat Stress in poultry – what are the signs and how can we combat it?

Heat Stress in poultry – what are the signs and how can we combat it? I’m sure many people across the UK have been enjoying the beautiful weather recently, which has been welcomed and made it a little easier to remain in our gardens following social distancing restrictions. The same cannot be said for the poultry industry – as the months become hotter and we venture into the peak of summer, heat is a real problem for poultry. The poultry industry…

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Curious facts about the rumen fluke Calicophoron daubneyi

Curious facts about the rumen fluke Calicophoron daubneyi Another week nearly over with a brilliant bank holiday weekend on the horizon (I know I have been very grateful for the glorious sun!). Well done if you are managing to work through the obstacles coming our way at the moment. Here at RRL we are still here, still open and still working to ensure that we are following all guidelines. We have fully incorporated the governments risk assessments for laboratories and research…

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Milk and its many uses

Milk and its many uses An introduction to milk Years ago, a cow’s milk was produced for the sole purpose to be suckled by her calf. Utilisation of cow’s milk as a source of food was well developed by the 19th century with the dairy  being an important part of the farm, producing milk, cream, butter and cheese. A good example of a farm dairy can be seen at Acton Scott. Over time cattle have been selected for milk production or beef. Further…

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An update on Ridgeway Science and more from Bridgit Muasa’s research in Africa…

An update on Ridgeway Science and more from Bridgit Muasa’s research in Africa…  Ridgeway Science Still Open for Business! We are experiencing unprecedented times at the moment but we would like to assure you that we have measures in place to ensure that there will be no interruption in our services. We continue to be able to send ELISA kits to meet your needs and receive any samples for in house testing. Over the past month we have shipped consignments…

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Working through the COVID-19 chaos, we are still open for business.

Working through the COVID-19 chaos, we are still open for business. Ridgeway Research Ltd is operating as usual despite the constraints imposed by the UK’s lockdown response to Covid-19. Over the past month schedules have been rearranged, working patterns changed and up to half of the staff now work part or full time from home.  Parasitology Laboratory In the parasitology laboratory the introduction of social distancing coincided with a full schedule, which resulted in a very intense period of planning…

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Consistency amidst change – digital communications and remote working have been thrust upon us; a step in the right direction towards the ‘modern’ workplace?

Consistency amidst change – digital communications and remote working have been thrust upon us; a step in the right direction towards the ‘modern’ workplace? A quick pick me up These photographs of newly turned out dairy cows cheered me last week – a sign of consistency amidst all of the abrupt change that we are encountering at present. I suspect that turnout is also a relief for farmers after a very wet winter with its extensive flooding in this part…

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Calling all students; an insight into an industrial research placement and what the next academic year could bring..

Calling all students; an insight into an industrial research placement and what the next academic year could bring.. An article from our university placement student this year: “One of the many important reasons I applied for placements during my second year at Aberystwyth University was to gain a greater insight into research and the veterinary industry. Initially, I was unsure what my future career prospects would be after graduating as most students apply for jobs or graduate degrees, but I…

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In the midst of a pandemic, spring has still sprung…

In the midst of a pandemic, spring has still sprung… What we are doing to combat this Pandemic and remain open? It is about ten days since we sent the following message to our customers: “The current Coronavirus (COVID-19) is creating uncertainty for everyone globally.  We are contacting you to keep you informed of steps that we have taken to ensure that Ridgeway can continue to deliver a high level of product and services directly to you.   Ridgeway will continue to…

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