A targeted approach to parasite control based on faecal worm egg counts is advocated for all equine, ruminant and avian clients to help slow resistance to worming drugs. However in busy vet practice it can sometimes be difficult to offer this service to clients with reliable turnaround times. Let us take the strain! We offer a simple to use, reliable worm count service for the testing of horses, poultry, sheep, cattle and other grazing animals, leaving you time to do what you do best.
You (or your clients) post their samples to the lab in prepaid envelopes, samples are tested on the day they arrive in our purpose built laboratory. Results returned to you by e-mail the same day enabling you to deliver a swift customer consultation and prescribe any necessary wormers.
We will customise and supply bespoke paperwork with your logo and contact details for each classification of animal as well as an advice leaflet to accompany equine and poultry tests that you can pass on to your clients explaining how best to use worm egg counts in their parasite control programme.
Bespoke Veterinary Service
If you are a vet under pressure why not take advantage of our bespoke service? Here’s how it works:
- We supply you with sample containers, including prepaid envelopes for your client's convenience to return them to the lab. We supply all paperwork using your branded practice heading, plus information sheets for clients. These can be tailored to your own requirements.
- You (or your clients) post their samples to the lab in prepaid envelopes, samples are tested on the day they arrive in our purpose built laboratory. Results returned to you by e-mail the same day enabling you to deliver a swift customer consultation and prescribe any necessary wormers.
- We invoice monthly in arrears for tests carried out for you.
We have had very positive feedback from the veterinary practices already using this simple system. If you are interested in this service please contact: [email protected] or phone us on: 01670 791994.
Adhoc Service for Vets
Alternatively we can also offer a relief system as a backup for those busy times. Many of our vets manage the smaller numbers of samples in-house, preferring only to outsource bigger yards to our specialist laboratory. This is fine too and we can send you a supply of pots and envelopes to keep in stock for these occasions! Please inquire for our special rates.
Worm egg count kit to test for adult, egg laying ROUNDWORM SPECIES
Test kit includes everything your client needs to take and send a sample for laboratory testing with the results returned to you for dissemination and advice.
- Contact us for details of our competitive pricing structure and suggested selling prices
Carolyn Cummins MRCVS
"I joined Cheviot Vets in Northumberland/Scottish Borders working as a first opinion equine vet in 2010. Having seen the serious consequences of poor worming plans and wormer resistance first hand in too many patients I am passionate about educating clients about good worm control.
We have been using the services of Westgate Labs for several years now and recommend to clients based on their sound advice and high quality services."