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B.E.T. Reproductive Laboratories, Inc.
6174 Jacks Creek Road
Lexington, KY 40515
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.
WSU - WADDL
105 East 2nd Street, Suite #2
Moscow, Idaho 83843
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.
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),
Paratuberculoiss (Johne's Disease),
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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