The ULP has its own laboratory. Our microbiological analysts perform diagnostic research on milk, manure and blood from different animal species. In order to guarantee quality, we take part in the PTS from the GD in Deventer.We distinguish ourselves from other laboratories because of the quick results that we deliver to the farmer, and the appropiate advice that they get from their veterinarian.
Would you like to have a milk and/or manure sample examined by us? Then print the form below, fill it in completely and return it to us, together with the sample.
Every day we perform bacteriological research, of which an average of a 1000 samples a year. By having the milk tested, you will gain more insight into the bacteria that causes mastitis on your farm. In addition you can use the antibiogram to use a specific treatment for your animals.
As soons as we have processed the milk sample, you can expect a result within 48 hours, this includes the sensitivity determenation (depending on the germ). The vet wil contact you with the results within 24 hours of receiving the results. In the video above, our laboratory assistant explains exactly how we process a sample.
We process the samples from Monday to Friday. Do you want a result as soon as possible? Then we advice to hand in the milk samples on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday morning. This is so you will have the results before the weekend. Do you have a very sick cow and do you hand in the milk on Friday? Then we can also provide you with the result in the weekend, this will cost an extra weekend fee.
Read more about bacteriological milk research and how to take a milk sample HERE.
Our laboratory is equipped with a Delaval cell counter (white blood cells), which we can use to count the cells in the milk from dairy cattle. This can be done for the whole udder or single quarters of the udder. We also use the Qscout, this allows us to determine the number of cells. The machine also shows which specific white bloodcells are in the milk. Our vets can tell you more about the Qscout if you are interested. You get the results of the research within 24 hours.
Blood of cattle can be examined in our laboratory. We use a machine that is called the “spotchem” for these examinations. We can usually provide you with a result within minutes!
We can do the following examinations for you:
We can examine the manure of your animal(s) on:
Click HERE for more information, like how to take a manure sample.
We can test urine for Magnesium in our laboratory. In addition, we can determine the pH and see whether there is blood in the urine.
By taking a skin sample from your animals (done by scraping) we can examine the skin under the microscope. We can then check if there are any mites in the skin. The skin scraping should always be done by a vet.