Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, the oldest and one of the largest private equine veterinary facilities in the world is proud to announce the opening of their new real-time PCR Laboratory. Real-time PCR is more sensitive, specific and reliable than conventional PCR. Results can be relayed in a matter of hours instead of days.
“Being able to provide top-of-the-line care to the equine industry is important to us,” said Dr. Nathan Slovis of the McGee Medicine Center, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. “We invested in this technology to provide our industry the first 24/7 PCR Laboratory. A disease outbreak or individual illness doesn’t always happen during business hours. It is important to obtain a timely diagnosis so that appropriate treatments can be implemented. Our goal is to set the standard for equine diagnostics.”
Hagyard Laboratory is staffed with professional, certified Medical Technologists and Technicians that are committed to providing quality results. The laboratory is managed by professionals that have extensive knowledge and many years of experience in all areas related to equine veterinary laboratory medicine.
Testing is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with special pricing for after-hour samples and bulk testing. The Hagyard Laboratory also offers services in hematology, clinical chemistry, cytology, parasitology, endocrinology, microbiology and Coggins testing.
For more information and a complete list of tests available please contact the Hagyard Laboratory at 859-259-3685 or [email protected].
With more than 50 veterinarians and 141 years behind it, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute is the oldest and one of the largest private equine veterinary practices in the world. Based in Lexington, Kentucky, the institute offers a staff with qualifications unparalleled by any single non-university veterinary group in the equine industry, with 13 Board Certifications in specialty areas of Medicine, Surgery, Critical Care and Theriogenology. The facility, located across the street from the Kentucky Horse Park, boasts superior ambulatory services, the world-renowned Davidson Surgery Center, McGee Medicine and Fertility Centers, Hagyard Laboratory, Hagyard Sports Medicine & Podiatry Center, hyperbaric medicine facilities and equine rescue services. For more information, please visit hagyard.com.