South Shore Equine Clinic & Diagnostic Center
Equine Veterinary Services South Shore Boston Massachusetts

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Full In-house Laboratory
In-house Laboratory

South Shore Equine Clinic & Diagnostic Center has a full in-house laboratory.  These diagnostic capabilities allow us to provide the best care for our patients.  By obtaining immediate results, we can make treatment decisions instead of waiting 2-3 days for an outside lab. 

 

Some of the tests we perform include:

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

White blood cells (infection)
Red blood cells (anemia)
Platelets (clotting)

Blood Chemistries

Liver
Kidney
Muscle Enzymes

Thyroid testing (T4)

Hormone analysis

Bile Acids

Assess liver function

Electrolytes

Sodium (Na)
Potassium (K)
Chloride (Cl)
Calcium(Ca)

Blood gases

pCo2  and  pO2 (used to assess metabolic state of the patient)

Cultures & Sensitivity

Used to determine type of infection and proper antibiotic to use to kill the organism.  Growth within 24-48 hours (up to one week at outside lab)

Urinalysis

Assesses kidney function and urinary tract disease.

SNAP Foal IgG Test

Assesses transfer of mother’s protective antibodies. Test is completed within minutes.

SNAP Lyme Test

Correlates with Lyme Western Blot test.  Test is completed within minutes.

Cytology

Microscopic analysis of aspirated/ biopsied fluid or tissue samples.  Used to diagnose inflammatory,     infectious, allergic disease, or cancer.

Fecal Egg Count

Analysis for Intestinal Parasites Be sure your de-worming program is adequate.
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