Laboratory testing is a common practice in veterinary medicine. We perform various tests, such a Coggin’s test or fecal parasite exam, for screening purposes as part of a wellness program. Other times, we use different tests as part of a diagnostic workup for illness.
McGee Equine Clinic has portable centrifuges and refrigerators on all trucks, so that if special processing is needed, we can perform it stall-side, for the most accurate result. We perform some testing at the farm, such as Serum Amyloid A (a marker of infection), we perform some testing in house, such as fecal parasite exams, and fecal egg counts, and the majority of our laboratory testing is done at reference laboratories, including Cornell University. By submitting the samples to Cornell University, we have the ability to consult directly with specialists about your horse, if indicated.