Thrombocytopenia in dogs and cats.Thrombocytopenia, the term used for a
platelet count that is below the reference interval, is a common finding in a complete blood count. This finding has numerous causes, but with careful examination it is possible to determine the culprit. (VetScript August/September 2021)
Diff Quik Stains Diff Quik (DQ) stains are commonly used in practice to examine blood smears and cytology samples. It is a three-step system using methanol as a fixative followed by an orange/eosinophilic solution then a blue/basophilic solution. Learn more about Diff Quick stains.
The national survey of the bulk milk samples as part of response to M. bovis is underway. This is placing a great strain on the systems and resources and does take an understandable priority. We are still getting the samples for our BVD Testing Programme but we are seeing a delay of up to 2 weeks in the timing of these.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this and are doing all we can to turn the testing around as quickly as possible once we have the samples.
Thank you very much for your support and understanding in this matter.