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)
- Muscle Enzymes
Thyroid testing (T4)
Bile Acids: Assess liver function
- Sodium (Na)
- Potassium (K)
- Chloride (Cl)
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.