Feces - General Exam

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Effective December 16, 2016

Note: A $10.00 accession fee will be applied to all cases. An additional 10-percent out-of-state surcharge may also be applied where animals or owners are from outside the state of Minnesota. All fees are in US $.

Specific tests done as a part of "General Exam of Feces" vary by species and age. Additional tests may incur additional fees.

Please submit 2 tablespoons/30ml of fecal material.  Samples need to be submitted in sterile, hard sided containers or tubes sent with frozen gel packs.

This will allow for an adequate sample volume to properly conduct each test.  If submitting fecal swabs (not recommended), please submit at least three swabs per animal.

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Companion Animals (Canine, Feline)

Companion Animals (Canine, Feline)

General Exam of Feces in companion animals (canine, feline) includes the following tests: 

Aerobic culture (Salmonella)
Anaerobic culture
Camplylobacter culture
Cryptosporidium/Giardia IFA
Electron Microscopy
Fecal Float

Fee: $92.50 + $10 accession fee

Horses

Horses

General Exam of Feces in companion animals includes the following tests: 

Age: < 1 year
Aerobic culture (Salmonella)
Anaerobic culture
Bovine rotavirus PCR
Clostridium difficile ELISA
Cryptosporidium/Giardia IFA
Electron Microscopy
Fecal float
Salmonella PCR


Age: ≥ 1 year
Aerobic culture (Salmonella)
Anaerobic culture
Clostridium difficile ELISA
Fecal float
Lawsonia intracellularis PCR
Salmonella PCR

Fee: $92.50 + $10 accession fee

Ruminants

Ruminants

General Exam of Feces in ruminants includes the following tests: 

Age: 0-7 days
Aerobic culture (Salmonella)
Anaerobic culture
Bovine cornavirus PCR
Bovine rotavirus PCR
Cryptosporidium/Giardia IFA

Age: 8 days – 12 weeks
Aerobic culture (Salmonella)
Bovine cornavirus PCR
Bovine rotavirus PCR
Fecal Float
Cryptosporidium/Giardia IFA

Age: 13 weeks – 11months
Bovine cornavirus PCR
Fecal Float
Salmonella culture

Age: 12 months +
Bovine cornavirus PCR
Fecal Float
Mycobacterium paratuberculosis PCR
Salmonella culture

Fee: $68.75 + $10 accession fee

 

Swine

Swine

General Exam of Feces in swine includes the following tests: 

Age:0-10 days
Aerobic culture (Salmonella)
Anaerobic culture
Clostridium difficile culture or ELISA
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus/Porcine Deltacoronavirus PCR/Transmissible gastroenteritis PCR
Porcine Rotavirus PCR
Seneca Valley Virus PCR

Age: 10 days – 7 weeks
Aerobic culture (Salmonella)
Fecal Float
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus/Porcine Deltacoronavirus PCR/Transmissible gastroenteritis PCR
Porcine Rotavirus PCR

Age: 8 weeks +
Brachyspira culture
Lawsonia intracellularis PCR
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus/Porcine Deltacoronavirus PCR/Transmissible gastroenteritis PCR
Salmonella culture

Fee: $68.75 + $10 accession fee

Wildlife, Pet Birds, Pet Reptiles etc

Wildlife, Pet Birds, Pet Reptiles etc

Fee: $68.75 + $10 accession fee

Zoo Animals

Zoo Animals

Fee: $68.75 + $10 accession fee

Non-human Primates

Non-human Primates

 Fee: $68.75 + $10 accession fee