SAC Veterinary Services will offer CLA testing in 2013.
SAC Veterinary Services will offer CLA testing in 2013. The cost for sample testing will be £4.60. Your vet will take the samples (charge for sampling), note individual ID’s and send the samples to SAC Veterinary Services, Inverness.
On the blood submission form there is a declaration that must be signed by the flock-owner stating that the sale sheep have been isolated from other sheep from testing to sale. It is essential that sheep are tested at least 4 weeks prior to sale.Please ensure that there is adequate sample in a 7ml tube to allow for extra testing. Insufficient sample will result in testing not being done.
A blood test result will be returned to you together with comments. The recommendation is also to test purchased sheep after they have been bought.
This year SAC are offering 2 tiers of testing.
1)Test all sale sheep.
2)Test sale sheep plus stock rams on the farm.
Other diseases eg. Border Disease, Johne’s, can be tested for at the same time – please contact the office on 01463226995.