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Ridgeway Research Ltd provides a fast, reliable and friendly parasite testing service for your animals. Whether this is your furry family friend, your livestock which provide you with a living, or your pet that helps you enjoy a hobby, it is always better to be safe than sorry.

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Why test my animal?

I am sure you are wondering why it is beneficial to regularly get your animals tested rather than just treat them frequently?

Parasites can easily start to build a resistance to chemical components within wormers and other treatment methods. Regularly checking your animals for parasites can slow the resistance and prolong the life of the treatment methods, making them more effective! Similar to antibiotics used for humans; the more we use them the less effective they become! Eventually this can save you money that you would normally spend on treatment, plus why treat when there is nothing to treat?

See our services below and pick which test best suits your requirements:

Worm Egg Count Test

This test will look at your animal’s faecal sample under a microscope and determine the number of eggs from adult worms within your animal’s intestinal tract. It will help identify whether you need to worm.

Price (including VAT): £10.80 per test for 1-4 samples, £9.60 per test for 5+ samples.

Please use this form if this is the test for you: Faecal Egg Count Submission Form

Please make all CHEQUES payable to RIDGEWAY RESEARCH LTD. Any other company name will not be accepted.

Worm Egg Count Reduction Test

This test is similar to a standard worm egg count, however it is very useful if you think you have a resistance problem or wish to confirm that treatment remains effective. We will examine a sample before you worm, then examine a sample 7 to 14 days after you have wormed to determine whether the wormer has worked or not.

Price (including VAT): £16 per test for 1-4 samples, £13.30 per test for 5+ samples.

Please use this form if this is the test for you: Faecal Egg Count Reduction Submission Form

Please make all CHEQUES payable to RIDGEWAY RESEARCH LTD. Any other company name will not be accepted.

Liver & Rumen Fluke Count Test

Liver and Rumen Fluke eggs are a lot denser than normal intestinal worm eggs therefore a different test has to be conducted to identify these parasites. These are very common within livestock animals such as sheep and cows, however liver fluke can affect all animals including humans. For more information follow this link: https://www.nadis.org.uk/

Price (including VAT): £18 per test for 1-4 samples, £15 per test for 5+ samples.

Please use this form if this is the test for you: Liver and Rumen Fluke Count Submission Form

Please make all CHEQUES payable to RIDGEWAY RESEARCH LTD. Any other company name will not be accepted.

Lungworm Test

This test is known as a Baermann Test in which the lungworm larvae are encouraged to emerge from the faeces of your animal, the sample is then examined microscopically. They are common in cattle (notice your cattle coughing), donkeys and in dogs (especially if they eat slugs or snails).

Price (including VAT): £18 per test for 1-4 samples, £15 per test for 5+ samples.

Please use this form if this is the test for you: Lungworm Test Submission Form

Please make all CHEQUES payable to RIDGEWAY RESEARCH LTD. Any other company name will not be accepted.

Parasite ID Test

This test is used to identify ectoparasites (live on the outside of the animal), such as fleas, ticks, lice and mites. If you are concerned about something you found near or on your animal, we can examine it under a microscope!

Price (including VAT): £10.80 per test for 1-4 samples, £9.60 per test for 5+ samples.

Please use this form if this is the test for you: Parasite ID Submission Form

Please make all CHEQUES payable to RIDGEWAY RESEARCH LTD. Any other company name will not be accepted.

Pasture Larval Count Test

Do you want to see if your pastures are clean as well as your animals? We can do this for you! This test will help to manage your pasture and thus prevent your animals accumulating parasites from your pastures. This can be a one-off sample or we can monitor at intervals through the grazing season.

Price (including VAT): £120.00 per test for 1-4 samples, £110.00 per test for 5+ samples.

Please use this form if this is the test for you: Pasture Larval Count Submission Form

Please make all CHEQUES payable to RIDGEWAY RESEARCH LTD. Any other company name will not be accepted.

*Please make all cheques payable to Ridgeway Research Ltd. Any other company names will not be accepted.*

Thank you for using Ridgeway Research Ltd diagnostic services.

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