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We are the only certified BioPRYN blood pregnancy laboratory in Arkansas. With our recent expansion we offer several new IDEXX testing services for multiple species and can serve customers nationwide. See below for more information.

General Testing information

 

Testing Information

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Mobile Collection Service and Collection Supplies Offered

We currently offer on farm blood collection services for diagnostic testing. These services are all inclusive and include supplies, labor, and the diagnostic tests. We also have blood collection supplies in stock and available for immediate shipment.
Contact us for more information and to order.

sheep and goats

 

BioPRYN Pregnancy Testing

  • Offers a safe, accurate, and easy alternative for predicting pregnancy in sheep and goats.

  • BioPRYN measures the presence of Pregnancy-Specific Protein B (PSPB), a protein only produced by the placenta of a growing fetus, in the blood circulation of the doe

  • 99% accurate at 30 or later post breeding or buck removal

At least 3 ml of whole blood should be collected in a “red top” vacuum tube. Samples do not need (but can be) refrigerated or shipped with an ice pack. Samples are good for 30 days after the collection date.

CAE/OPP Testing

About CAE/OPP: Maedi-visna virus (MVV) infection of sheep is characterized by slowly progressive arthritis, pneumonia, mastitis and encephalomyelitis. MVV infection is found all over the world. This classification also includes caprine arthritis encephalitis virus (CAEV), which manifests itself in adult goats mainly in the form of severe arthritis of the carpal joint ("big knee")

Symptoms/Prevention: Animals with CAEV become emaciated despite an intact appetite, and show poor milk yield. An effective vaccination does not exist. For this reason, eradication programs are based on colostrum deprivation, separation and serological detection of infected animals. 

Getting tested: Sheep and goats blood can be tested for this disease. At least 3 ml of whole blood should be collected in a “red top” vacuum tube. Samples should be refrigerated after collection and be shipped with an ice pack and tested within 2 weeks of the collection date. CAE samples are processed and results reported on Wednesdays.

 

Johne’s Testing

About Johne’s: Johne's disease (pronounced "yo-knees") is a contagious, chronic and usually fatal infection that affects primarily the small intestine of ruminants. Large (cattle) and small (sheep and goats) ruminants are susceptible to Johne's disease. Johne's disease is caused by Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis disease that is caused by Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis. Samples should be refrigerated after collection and be shipped with an ice pack and tested within 2 weeks of the collection date. Johne’s samples are processed and results reported on Thursdays.

Symptoms/Prevention: Signs are rarely evident until two or more years after the initial infection, which usually occurs shortly after birth. Since there is no cure for Johne’s disease, control of the infection is critical. Control of Johne’s disease takes time and a strong commitment to management practices focused on keeping young animals away from contaminated manure, milk, feed and water.

Getting Tested: Cattle, sheep and goats blood can be tested for this disease. At least 3 ml of whole blood should be collected in a “red top” vacuum tube. Samples should be refrigerated after collection and be shipped with an ice pack and tested within 2 weeks of the collection date. Johnes samples are processed and results reported on Thursdays. 

 

CL Testing

About CL: Caseous lymphadenitis (CL) is a chronic, contagious disease caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis The disease is characterized by abscess formation in or near major peripheral lymph nodes (external form) or within internal organs and lymph nodes (internal form). Although both the external and internal forms of CL occur in sheep and goats, the external form is more common in goats, and the internal form is more common in sheep.

Symptoms/Prevention: Symptoms of CL are abscess formation in or near major peripheral lymph nodes (external form) or within internal organs and lymph nodes (internal form).  

Getting Tested: Sheep and goats blood can be tested for this disease. At least 3 ml of whole blood should be collected in a “red top” vacuum tube. Samples should be refrigerated after collection and be shipped with an ice pack and tested within 2 weeks of the collection date. CL samples are processed and results reported on Thursdays.

Cattle and Bison

 

BioPRYN Pregnancy Testing

  • Offers a safe, accurate, and easy alternative for predicting pregnancy in heifers and cows.

  • BioPRYN measures the presence of Pregnancy-Specific Protein B (PSPB), a protein only produced by the placenta of a growing fetus, in the blood circulation of the cow.

  • Effective 28 days or later, after breeding, but lactating cows must also be 73 days after calving.

 

Johne’s Testing

About Johne’s: Johne's disease (pronounced "yo-knees") is a contagious, chronic and usually fatal infection that affects primarily the small intestine of ruminants. Large (cattle) and small (sheep and goats) ruminants are susceptible to Johne's disease. Johne's disease is caused by Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis. 

Symptoms/Prevention: Signs of acute infection include fever, lethargy, loss of appetite, ocular discharge, nasal discharge, oral lesions, diarrhea and decreasing milk production. Stopping BVDV requires detecting and removing the infection source: persistently infected (PI) cattle that continually expose other animals to disease. Since PI cattle often look healthy, a sensitive, specific diagnostic test is essential. Johne’s Testing

Getting Tested: Cattle, sheep and goats blood can be tested for this disease. At least 3 ml of whole blood should be collected in a “red top” vacuum tube. Samples should be refrigerated after collection and be shipped with an ice pack and tested within 2 weeks of the collection date. Johnes samples are processed and results reported on Thursdays. 

 

BVD Testing

About BVD: Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) suppresses a cow’s immune system, making the animal susceptible to a host of other infections. That’s why BVDV is one of the world’s most costly bovine diseases, with losses of $15-$88 per head from reduced herd productivity, health, and reproductive efficiency.

Symptoms/Prevention: Signs of acute infection include fever, lethargy, loss of appetite, ocular discharge, nasal discharge oral lesions, diarrhea and decreasing milk production. Stopping BVDV requires detecting and removing the infection source: persistently infected (PI) cattle that continually expose other animals to disease. Since PI cattle often look healthy, a sensitive, specific diagnostic test is essential.

Getting Tested: At least 3 ml of whole blood should be collected in a “red top” vacuum tube. Samples should be refrigerated after collection and be shipped with an ice pack. Samples should be tested no later than 2 weeks from the collection date.

 

BLV Testing

About BLV: Bovine Leukosis Virus (BLV) is a retrovirus that infects dairy and beef cattle’s lymphoid tissue, causing malignant lymphoma and lymphosarcoma. It is transmitted primarily through direct contact with infected blood, saliva, semen, and milk.

Symptoms/Prevention: Symptoms may include tumors in lymphoid tissues, enlarged lymph nodes, weight loss, decreased milk production, fever, loss of appetite, rear limb weakness or paralysis, protruding eyeballs, gastrointestinal obstructions, and increased blood lymphocyte counts.

Getting Tested: Cattle can be tested for this virus. At least 3 ml of whole blood should be collected in a “red top” vacuum tube. Samples should be refrigerated after collection and be shipped with an ice pack and tested within 2 weeks of the collection date. BLV samples are processed and results reported on Fridays.

 

 

Wild Game


BioPRYN Pregnancy Test

  • This test offers a safe, accurate, and easy alternative for predicting pregnancy in several wildlife species.

  • BioPRYNwild measures the presence of Pregnancy-Specific Protein B (PSPB), a protein only produced by the placenta of the growing fetus of ruminant mammals.

  • The assay is accurate with most wildlife ruminant species, including elk, deer, moose, reindeer, caribou and other cervids. 

  • The test is 99% accurate and females can be detected for pregnancy at 40 days or later post breeding or male removal.

At least 3 ml of whole blood should be collected in a “red top” vacuum tube. Samples do not need (but can be) refrigerated or shipped with an ice pack. Samples are good for 30 days after the collection date.

Coggins Test

ABOUT: A Coggins is a blood test that detects antibodies to the disease Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA). Equine Infectious Anemia is a viral disease for which there is no vaccine and no cure. In the state of Arkansas all Equine species must be Coggins tested every year and for any events they must have the appropriate yearly paperwork stating that your animal is negative for Coggins. May vary within your state.

SYMPTOMS: This is a virus that can cause affected horses to have fevers, anemia, edema, or weight loss/muscle wasting

GETTING TESTED: Horses, donkeys, mules, zebras, and pony's and all like animals can be tested for this disease. Samples must be drawn by a licensed veterinarian with appropriate paperwork completed. At least 10 ml of whole blood should be collected in a "red top" vacuum tube. Samples should be refrigerated after collection and be shipped within 2 weeks of collections, any samples older than 30 days are no longer valid. Coggins samples are processed every day from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with same day results.

Contact

 




175A CR 324
Cherry Valley, AR 72324
Office: 870-588-4295
lab@deltalivestockdiagnostics.com



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