The on-site laboratory at the Sussex Equine Hospital is staffed by a team of qualified, experienced technicians. The lab can process samples 7 days a week if necessary, allowing vets to obtain diagnostic information about the patients in their care accurately and quickly, enabling them to formulate treatment plans promptly.
The lab process blood for haematology which gives information about problems such as infection and anaemia. Biochemistry, which assesses the patient's internal organ function, particularly the liver and kidneys. Serum amyloid A (SAA) and fibrinogen are routinely examined to indicate how severe or longstanding a condition may be.
Hormone analysis can be performed on blood samples, for example progesterone levels are assessed to see where mares are in their reproductive cycles.