Diagnostic Laboratories

Irvine Mesa Charros 4-H Club
Irvine, California

Diagnostic Laboratories

Pregnancy Testing

B.E.T. Reproductive Laboratories, Inc.
6174 Jacks Creek Road
Lexington, KY 40515
phone 606-273-3036
fax 606-273-0178
BET runs a total estrogen hormone assay test on urine 50 days post breeding. The test is more reliable after 60-62 days than at 50 days. The cost is $12.00 per sample (Feb 1996) and it requires 2ml urine in a clean container.

105 East 2nd Street, Suite #2
Moscow, Idaho 83843
Phone/Fax: 208-882-9736
Submit at least 2 mls of serum via an overnight mail carrier. Include an ice pack if weather is hot, but it's not critical if the samples are sent sent for next day delivery. If you don't have a way of separating the serum from the clotted blood, send the whole blood sample and they'll centrifuge the tube to get the serum. They test for a protein produced by the fetus that can be detected in goats by day 25 or greater of gestation. The charge is $15 per sample for the first five. Then, for samples 6+ charge is $10 per sample. Turn around time approx 1 week.

CAE testing

Washington State Diagnostic Laboratory
P.O. Box 2037
Bustad Hall, Room 155N
College of Veterinary Medicine
Corner of Stadium Way & Farm Way
Pullman, WA 99164
The WSU lab is considered the "gold standard"- they run a kinetic enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for CAE virus).


Pan American Vetinary Laboratories
Ruminant Veterinary Diagnostics
3921 Steck Ave - Suite A-101
Austin, Texas 78759
Ovine Progressive Pneumonia, Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis (CAE), Caseous Lymphadenitis, Paratuberculoiss (Johne's Disease), Brucella ovia/melitensis. Although Pan Am also uses a ELISA test for CAE, it may not be as sensitive as the WSU test.

California Veterinary Diagnostic Lab System
West Health Sciences Drive
University of California-Davis
Davis, CA 95616.
Serologic test for CLA, Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis (Caseous lymphadentitis.)

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