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Randox reagents have been used in the veterinary market for over 30 years and are scientifically proven to work successfully with many different species of animals*. The biochemical composition of all animals, including humans, is very similar; thus, although made from human compounds, our assays are suitable for veterinary use and have been extensively tested and validated for use in the veterinary market. In addition, the wide measuring ranges of our assays ensure suitability across a vast range of species.

Our range of veterinary reagents include a range of useful assays such as Zinc to detect poisoning (particularly useful for household pets due to the prevalence of Zinc in various household items which can easily be ingested by curious pets); Copper to detect deficiency (particularly useful for cattle as a result of increased molybdenum, naturally found in some soils and fertiliser, leading to depleted copper levels in the body); and, 5th Generation Bile Acids, a very sensitive and specific hepatic function marker for the detection of liver damage (particularly beneficial to indicate conditions such as Cholestasis, Ragwort poisoning, and Portosystemic venous shunts, a hereditary condition in cats and dogs).

For more information on our routine and niche veterinary assays please review the sections below.

Randox provide a wide range of routine veterinary tests including:

  • Albumin
  • Aldolase
  • Alkaline Phosphatase
  • ALT
  • Amylase
  • Bile Acids
  • Bilirubin
  • Calcium
  • Chloride
  • Cholinesterase
  • CK-NAC
  • CO2 Total
  • Copper
  • Creatinine
  • Fructosamine
  • Gamma GT
  • GLDH
  • Glucose
  • HDL Cholesterol
  • Lactate
  • Lactate Dehydrogenase
  • LDL Cholesterol
  • Lipase
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus (Inorganic)
  • Potassium
  • Sodium
  • Urea
  • Uric Acid
  • Urinary Protein
  • Zinc

For more information on these assays please contact us, or alternatively download our veterinary brochure.

Randox has a range of tests which are rare and very beneficial to the veterinary market:

  • Non-Esterified Fatty Acids (NEFA)

The NEFA test provides an indication of the extent of mobilisation of fat reserves; NEFA is a major component of triglycerides (fats) in the body and are released when triglycerides are broken down for energy. Triglyceride breakdown occurs when carbohydrate intake is insufficient for the body’s energy demands; this is referred to as negative energy balance, of which prolonged time in this state can have damaging effects on the body. Elevated NEFA levels indicate negative energy balance.

Negative energy balance is particularly prevalent in animals that require high energy levels such as dairy cows; high energy is required for milk production, and in addition energy demand is increased further during pregnancy as the cow not only prepares for lactation, but at the same time suffers from reduced food consumption due to the foetus restricting the size of the rumen. In addition, the NEFA test is valuable for the routine health checks of animals susceptible to negative energy balance such as llamas and alpacas.

Extensive and prolonged use of body fat for energy (reflected by elevated NEFA levels) can result in loss of body condition; this is because as the body moves fat from its reserves to the liver, in preparation for conversion into energy, fat can accumulate resulting in a fatty and low functioning liver. Monitoring NEFA levels can help with the diagnosis of this condition which is called hepatic lipidosis, otherwise known as feline fatty liver syndrome due to its predominance in cats.

  • D-3-Hydroxybutyrate (Ranbut)

Randox Ranbut is a highly sensitive assay for the detection of elevated levels of ketone bodies in the blood; ketones are produced when fatty acids in the liver are metabolised for energy (the breakdown of fat stores in the liver occurs if energy demands exceed carbohydrate intake). Elevated ketone levels are referred to as ketosis. Ketosis can be toxic and damaging to the kidneys and liver; it occurs during times of high energy demand, when synthesis exceeds breakdown.

D-3 Hydroxybutyrate is the most sensitive marker of ketosis as it is the most abundant ketone. Ketosis has been associated with pregnancy complications such as twin lamb disease, decreased milk production and hypoglycaemia; therefore monitoring ketone levels is very important in veterinary, particularly in animals during milk production, pregnancy and immediately after birth (times of high energy demand).

  • Glutathione Peroxidase (Ransel)

Randox Ransel is used for accurate reflection of selenium levels, an important trace element involved with producing thyroid hormones, the antioxidant glutathione and boosting immunity. Selenium deficiency can have detrimental effects such as increased risk of miscarriage and muscular degeneration. It is used to test for a range of diseases related to selenium deficiency such as white muscle disease in sheep and goats. It can also be used the measure the effectiveness of drugs used to treat selenium deficiency, and to ensure a balanced level is maintained as high selenium levels can be toxic.

  • Total Antioxidant Status (TAS)

The TAS assay is used for the assessment of general antioxidant health; the Randox TAS assay allows animal samples to be measured for their total antioxidant capacity. Our TAS assay has proved useful in assessing oxidative damage in racehorses to establish levels of training required before endurance races, as well as recovery times. In addition our TAS assay has been used to establish reference ranges in beagles, and with a wide measuring range it can measure both very high and very low TAS levels in dogs.

  • Superoxide Dismutase (Ransod)

Randox Ransod is used for assessing antioxidant function; superoxide dismutase is an enzyme with the vital role of breaking down superoxide, one of the most harmful free radicals in the body, into oxygen and hydrogen peroxide. The superoxide dismutase test is particularly relevant for horses; intense physical exercise can disturb antioxidant/oxidant balance and so this test can be used to determine if their levels of superoxide dismutase or training is hindering them.

The cCRP assay is used for the detection of inflammation, infection and tissue injury in animals; CRP is an acute phase protein produced in response to trauma or infection, and with increases in serum within 4-6 hours, it is a much earlier indicator than other acute phase reactants. In addition, CRP levels return to normal quickly at the end of an acute episode, and therefore it is useful for both the detection of acute episodes as well as in monitoring treatment.

The Randox Canine CRP assay has been extensively tested and is validated for use in canines; with specific reference ranges for canine samples it is highly accurate, and, manufactured from the same materials as our human diagnostic CRP it is of the same high quality. Its uses include diagnosis of conditions including tissue injury, pancreatitis, neoplasia, steroid-responsive meningitis arteritis, valvular disease, parvoviral enteritis, nasal disease, inflammatory bowel disease, cystitis and renal disease.

For more information on these assays please contact us, or alternatively download our veterinary brochure.

  • Validated for use in the veterinary market
  • Wide measuring ranges comfortably detect abnormal ranges across a variety of animal species
  • Our niche assays can enhance your profile and expand your clientele
  • Limited to no interference
  • Available for a wide range of clinical chemistry analysers
  • Controls and calibrators available enabling ease of ordering from one supplier

To order your veterinary reagents visit our online store or contact reagents@randox.com to get in touch with your local sales representative. Alternatively, contact us if you have any queries or to request a kit insert, or download our veterinary brochure.

  1. Comparative Performance and Hemato-Biochemical Profile of Jinding Ducks in Different Production Systems of Bangladesh
  2. Evaluation of the Difference of L-selectin, Tumor Necrosis Factor-α and Sialic Acid Concentration in Dairy Cows with Subclinical Ketosis and without Subclinical Ketosis
  3. Correlation between Body Condition Score, Blood Biochemical Metabolites and Milk Yield and Quality in Algerian Montbeliarde Cattle
  4. Patho-biochemical Changes in Buffaloes (Bubalus Bubalis) Suffering from Parturient Haemoglobinuria
  5. Negative Energy Balance (NEB) Profiling in Dairy Cattle When, Why and How?
  6. Metabolic evaluation of dairy cows submitted to three different strategies to decrease the effects of negative energy balance in early postpartum
  7. Assessment of blood glutathione peroxidase activity in the dromedary camel
  8. Serum Chemistry Variables of Bengal Tigers (Panthera tigris tigris) Kept in Various Forms of Captivity
  9. Effect of Body Weight on the Maintenance of Fasting Blood Glucose Level in Apparently Healthy Pigs
  10. Biochemical Analysis on Blood and Crop Contents of Household Chickens Along with their Production and Health Status in Bangladesh
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