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Jaymac76

  • Joined Jun 2012
Worming
« on: February 06, 2018, 10:50:21 pm »
Hi All, I want to get a worm count done with my goats but by the time I finish work then drive to the vets they are closed. I was think of doing a postal worm count do any of you have any experience with a postal service and if so who would you recommend. I live in West Lothian but the vet I use is in Lanark, my other choice is to try and get away from work early one day.
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Scarlet.Dragon

  • Joined May 2015
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Worming
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 06:06:46 am »
Does your vet not have evening surgery and Saturday appointments? The latter is not ideal as they likely won't look at the samples until Monday.  Your other option is to do the sampling late Sunday/early Monday and drop off to the surgery on your way in to work (having kept it cold in the meantime).  If you're going to do that, speak to them in advance about where you can leave it as most vets normally have a drop box or safe space.  You may even find that although surgery is closed, staff are around checking on whatever has been kept in over night (early morning or mid evening) so there may be an option for you to drop it off out of hours for processing once they're working.  My vets send the samples off to SAC so another option may be to talk to your vets and see if there's a way you could send them directly there with the results coming back to your vet if needs be.
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Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Worming
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2018, 07:12:54 am »
Westgate labs do a great mail order service for all stock. https://www.westgatelabs.co.uk/

pharnorth

  • Joined Nov 2013
  • Cambridgeshire
Re: Worming
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2018, 10:07:51 am »
I post mine to my Vets. The old postmistress used to routinely ask what was being posted. I never said sheep s**t though.

Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Worming
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2018, 09:06:07 pm »
I posted some samples off to Westgate Labs yesterday and got the results back today.

Jaymac76

  • Joined Jun 2012
Re: Worming
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2018, 06:45:44 pm »
Hi, thanks for the information, the problem I have with the getting to the vet it’s in the opposite direction to my work and approximately 30 miles at peak traffic so I think the best solution is westgate by post.

 

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