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Specialist Farm Animal Services - Avian and Other Species

Avian House with worker

We offer an Avian Diagnostic Service for all types of poultry, game birds, pigeons, pets and other avian enterprises across the UK.

  • Post Mortem Examination
    Each Veterinary Services centre has a fully equipped post mortem room.
  • Histopathology and Cytology
    Our histopathologists provide specialist reports on biopsies, post mortem samples, aspirates and body fluids.
  • Clinical Pathology
    A full range of biochemical and haemotological tests and hormone assays is available for diagnostic purposes and health monitoring.
  • Microbiology
    Services cover bacteriology and sensitivity testing, mycology and virology. 
  • Molecular Biology
    Virus detection is carried out at our central laboratory in Edinburgh or at one of our associated laboratories for certain specialist tests.
  • Serology
    Tests for diagnostic and screening purposes are available for a range of bacterial and viral diseases. 
  • Parasitology
    Routine worm egg and coccidial oocyst counts are performed at local Centres.

Other Species

We offer an Equine Diagnostic Service for all types of horses, ponies and donkeys across the UK. For further information visit our page on Specialist Farm Animal Services - Equine.

For details of our services available for other farmed species please refer to our price list.

You can also contact us directly on 0131 535 3130 or if you are based in Scotland please contact your local SRUC Veterinary Services Centre.

Veterinary Services Enquiries

Address: SRUC Veterinary Services, Pentland Science Park, Bush Loan, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26 0PZ

Telephone: 0131 535 3130

Fax: 0131 535 3131


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