In our own laboratory, we can carry out blood tests immediately, so that acute illnesses can be further clarified without any loss of time. In addition to standard examinations such as a large blood count including differential blood count, we can use our state-of-the-art equipment to determine specific parameters. The value SDMA, for example, is used for the early detection of kidney diseases. With regard to inflammation in the body, the so-called CRP can be examined. The cortisol level provides information about adrenal problems. Further examples are T4, progesterone, electrolytes, phenobarbital or fructosamine.
Especially in case of problems with the digestive tract faecal examinations are diagnostically valuable. They provide not only information about the digestive activity of the intestine, but also about a possible parasite infestation. Especially in young animals Giardia or coccidia are often triggers for diarrheal diseases.
In diseases of the urinary tract, the prostate or in systemic metabolic diseases urine tests are often enlightening.
In the in-house laboratory we carry out standard bacteriological investigations with resistance test. These serve to identify a suitable antibiotic and thus prevent the formation of resistance.
In case of unclear ailments and skin changes, cell preparations obtained by means of a fine needle aspiration can be examined microscopically after a special staining. For further investigations there are contacts to special veterinary laboratories (eg IDEXX VetMedLabor, Laboklin, Uniklinik München and others)