Oakham Veterinary Hospital has a well equipped in-house laboratory that is run by a full-time technician to provide reliable and prompt results. A full range of haematology, clinical chemistry, microbiology, cytology and parasitology services are available. The vast majority of routine bloods are processed same day and results are available with veterinary interpretation. More complex samples including histology are sent to external labs for processing. The lab is also responsible for on-site processing of PRP, I-RAP and bone marrow concentrate.
The laboratory is one of only a limited number in the country to be approved by the Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) for the isolation of veneral pathogens associated with Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM). The lab works closely with the stud team and is responsible for semen freezing and storage and processing chilled semen for dispatch throughout the UK and Europe.
Services available include:
- Cytology, culture and sensitivity on bacterial samples
- Performance horse profile
- Tracheal wash analysis
- Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) culture
- Endometrial swab culture
- Semen evaluation
- Faecal worm egg counts as part of Oakham's Strategic Worming Package