The laboratory will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

Fecal culture (large animal)

Preferred Sample

Feces (5 grams minimum)

Fee

$22

Schedule

Days Tested

MON | TUE | WED | THU | FRI

Turnaround Time

2-3 days

Description

Isolation and identification of fecal bacterial pathogens from large animal diagnostic samples.

Species

Bovine | Equine | Ovine | Caprine | Porcine | Wildlife Exotic | Other

Shipping Requirements

Send samples on ice pack in a leak proof container. Overnight or 2 day shipping is recommended.

Additional Instructions

Aerobic culture including assessment of normal enteric flora and special culture for Salmonella sp. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing is not routinely performed on bacterial isolates from enteric sources due to lack of in vivo efficacy. Samples from different animals will not be pooled for culture. For small animals see Fecal culture (small animal).

Check out our Microbiology page for helpful collection and interpretation information.