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Sampling:

  • We supply all sampling materials for rearers (including broilers) and layers.
  • Kits include pre-paid and addressed labels for ease of submission.

Results:

  • Test reports are sent out within 3 days for Non-Detected results.
  • Presumed positives are reported by both telephone and email for quickest possible contact.
  • We will keep you informed of the progress on confirmation.

Key facts:

  • Poultry health lab approved for official Control of Salmonella in Poultry Order (CSPO) testing by DEFRA and Scottish Government.
  • Certified to carry out microbiological and serological testing across all aspects of poultry, including bird production, and hatchery / factory hygiene monitoring.
  • EN ISO 6579-1:2017
  • Lion Code Manual processes used in all egg testing.
  • Covering all areas of the United Kingdom.

We also participate in the Animal Plant Health Agency’s interlaboratory testing programme for Salmonella in the Control of Salmonella in Poultry Order and currently maintain 100% accuracy.

Water:

We are also accredited to carry out all the water testing requirements for your poultry facilities, as detailed in our water testing section.

What do I need to do to stay compliant?

  • Remember the time between sampling and testing must not exceed 4 days.
  • Do not leave it until last minute, as any delays can mean birds may not be moved without final results.
  • You must keep your papers and sample submission forms in order.

Sample Submission Forms

Follow the links below to make sure you are using our most up to date submission form. If you do not use the most up to date forms, it may take longer for us to process your samples or, in some cases, we may not be able to process them at all.

Poultry Kits

Name of KitContainsComponents
Boot Swab1x pair of plastic boot covers, 4 x mob caps
Layers Pre-Housing Kit1 x gauze swab (aka bait box swab), 9 x gauze swabs
Rearers Pre-Housing Kit1 x gauze swab (aka bait box swab), 6 x gauze swabs
Transport Lorry Swab4 x 2 gauze swabs in a ziplock bag
Muck Belt Swab2 x mob caps, 2 x cloths, 1x pair of boot covers
Muck Belt Laying Kit (Non-cage Layers)5 x Muck Belt Swab, 1x Layers Pre-Housing Kit
Muck Belt Laying Kit (Cage Layers)4 x cloths
Non Cage Laying Kit5 x Boot Swab, 1 x Layers Pre-Housing Kit, 6 x free post address stickers
Water Sampling Kits - Micro1 x 500 ml red lidded micro bottle, 1 x free post address sticker
Water Sampling Kits - Chemistry1 x 1L blue lidded chemistry bottle, 1 x free post address sticker
Litter Rearing Kit1 x Boot Swab, 1 x Rearers Pre-Housing Kit, 4 x ziplock bags, 5 x free post address stickers, all in one ziplock bag
Broiler1 x Boot Swab per shed (will be dictated by customer), 7 x stick swabs, one free post sticker per shed
Cage Laying Kit1 x Layers Pre-Housing Kit, 8 x ziplock sample bags, 5 x free post address stickers all in one ziplock bag
Cage Rearing Kit1 x Rearer's Pre-Housing Kit, 4 x ziplock sample bags, 3 x free post address stickers, all in one ziplock bag