Milk mineral analysis is an invaluable tool to the modern-day dairy farmer. This test can help get to the root cause of issues such as poor fertility rates, high somatic cell count, retained placentas or poor thrive.
Testing a bulk milk sample is a convenient way to identify your herds mineral profile and validate the effectiveness of your current mineral nutrition programme.
Individual milk samples can also be tested to target problems with under-performing cows.
Milk Mineral Scan
The IAS Milk Mineral Scan provides you with a clear indication of your herds’ mineral profile and allows you to make calculated adjustments to your farm’s mineral supplementation programme if required.
Hair Mineral Analysis
We can analyse horse hair for a range of mineral elements. Trace element deficiencies and imbalances are widely recognised as a contributory factor in developmental orthopaedic disorders and reduced herd fertility.
Lower rainfall periods and extended dry spells have increased selenium levels in high risk areas throughout the country. The summers of 2013 and 2018 resulted in a higher incidence of selenium toxicity in stud farms.
Hair Mineral analysis provides a mineral profile for a number of important elements including selenium.
Hair Mineral Scan
Blood Mineral Analysis
IAS Laboratories offer a full range of mineral testing on blood samples for a range of veterinary practices, agricultural consultants and medical laboratories.
Blood Mineral Analysis Services Include:
GPX Selenium (sample must be in a Lithium Haparin).
B1 Blood Scan: Calcium, Magnesium, Sulphur, Copper, Zinc, Molybdenum, Selenium, Iodine (Indicator Value Only).
Please note that your vet must take the blood sample.
Call us on 059 972 1022 to discuss in further detail.
Alternatively, our Milk Mineral Analysis can be used to identify deficiencies
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