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Chlamydia psittaci – what is psittacosis, how does it spread, clinical signs

Early diagnosis of any disease is important so that specific treatment can be started as soon as possible, recovery is as smooth and quick as possible, and the chance of the disease spreading, either to in contact animals or people, is kept to a minimum. Most birds are well known to hide the signs of … Chlamydia psittaci – what is psittacosis, how does it spread, clinical signs“>Continue reading Chlamydia psittaci – what is psittacosis, how does it spread, clinical signs

What is E. cuniculi (Encephalitozoon cuniculi) in Rabbits?

Obtaining an early, quick and reliable diagnosis in most diseases is more likely to lead to a positive outcome for the patient. Effective treatment can be started as soon as possible, making the patient feel better, and minimising any secondary effects on an animal’s body. This is especially important in cases of Encephalitozoon cuniculi, as … What is E. cuniculi (Encephalitozoon cuniculi) in Rabbits?“>Continue reading What is E. cuniculi (Encephalitozoon cuniculi) in Rabbits?

Salmonella serotyping

Salmonella are a family of bacteria which live in the intestinal tracts of many animals, including reptiles, birds and mammals. Within this family there are more than 2,500 known serotypes of bacteria, with people most often being affected if they eat contaminated food. However, animal owners can be at risk of becoming infected through the … Salmonella serotyping“>Continue reading Salmonella serotyping

Express E.Cuniculi Antibody Testing Now Available!

We now offer E.cuniculi antibody testing in a fantastic way! Express results within 24hrs will enable clinical decision making so much more accurate. For more information call us on: 01829 781855

Express Tritrichomonas Foetus PCR Testing Now Available!

We are now offering ‘Express Tritrichomonas foetus PCR’ testing with same day results!

Do you treat Rabbits? If so we can help!

Here at PALS we are specialists in Exotic Veterinary Diagnostics. Rabbits are considered in veterinary practice and in terms of their treatment to be an exotic pet. The delicate disposition of the rabbit, the range of illnesses and conditions that they can be prone to contracting make them much more involved than many other animals. … Do you treat Rabbits? If so we can help!“>Continue reading Do you treat Rabbits? If so we can help!

Reaseheath Lambing Event

PALS staff attended the Reaseheath College Lambing and Zoo event in Nantwich over the weekend 😀 Look at some of the cuties we saw! Thanks to Ashley for introducing these gorgeous lambs to us. This is a great event to meet the newborns and hopefully to experience a live birth. 🐑 Reaseheath’s Mini Zoo, which … Reaseheath Lambing Event“>Continue reading Reaseheath Lambing Event

The Growth of Veterinary Diagnostics

The use of Veterinary diagnostics is growing, fuelled by the growth of animal owners, zoos and wildlife parks and the need for our animals to remain happy and healthy. This field is growing exponentially, driven by the need to control and prevent diseases in animals and to better understand the animals we care for. Accurate … The Growth of Veterinary Diagnostics“>Continue reading The Growth of Veterinary Diagnostics

β-Haemolytic E.coli

Both pathogenic and non-pathogenic strains of E.coli are found in the gastrointestinal tract of humans and animals. β-Haemolytic E.coli are pathogenic, therefore NOT normal flora. β-Haemolytic E.coli produces a toxin which results in a complete lysis of red cells. On blood media, the area around and under the colonies appear lightened and transparent. The bacteria … β-Haemolytic E.coli“>Continue reading β-Haemolytic E.coli

NEW Post Mortem options for 2022!

At PALS we offer Gross Post Mortem examinations on all animal species, including Primates This year we are offering the addition of Histology, or Histology and Culture to our Post Mortems. Please contact us @palsvetlab on 01829 781855 or visit our website for further information www.palsvetlab.co.uk

Malaria PCR is now available!

DIAGNOSIS is one of the most IMPORTANT steps to control outbreaks of avian malaria in captive penguins. Penguin malaria investigations have varied success, which is most likely due to the infection stage and level of infection at the time of sampling. Giemsa-stained thin blood smear examination is still considered the gold standard test in avian … Malaria PCR is now available!“>Continue reading Malaria PCR is now available!

Troponin I and Pro-BNP testing for Primates – with Same Day results!

Early warning diagnostic test for Primates – To detect the increased risk of developing chronic heart failure. Troponin I is a protein found in the heart muscle and is not normally found in the blood. When the heart muscle becomes damaged Troponin I is released into the bloodstream, as heart damage increases, greater amounts of … Troponin I and Pro-BNP testing for Primates – with Same Day results!“>Continue reading Troponin I and Pro-BNP testing for Primates – with Same Day results!

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