At New York Equine, we use several laboratories to offer our clients the most accurate and complete bloodwork.
Some tests we commonly run are:
CBC and Chemistry
– shows complete blood count (including red and white blood cells) and organ function to give a general picture of overall health
– used as an early indicator of infection
– to rule out thyroid problems causing lethargy, weight gain, and poor hair coat
Vitamin E level
– many horses are being found to have a low serum Vitamin E level, which can lead to muscle and weight loss, weakness, and neurologic symptoms.
(including IgG, Western Blot and Multiplex testing) – most horses on Long Island have been exposed and will come back with a low titer, but an active infection can lead to lameness, stiffness, attitude and behavior changes.
– for Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis, a disease that affects the neurologic system that is contracted by opossum droppings.
Insulin and ACTH levels
– to rule out Cushing’s disease (which affects the pituitary gland) and insulin resistance.
Drug screening for prepurchase exams
– for long-term tranquilizers and anti-inflammatories.
– for Equine Infectious Anemia, required for interstate travel and competition.