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Meat and Bone Meal Analysis

The Analysis of Animal Feedingstuffs for Constituents of Animal Origin/Fish.

The detection of animal proteins in animal feed was brought about by BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy) in cattle. BSE is a fatal neurodegenerative disease. BSE was caused by cattle being fed the remains of other cattle in the form of MBM (Meat and Bonemeal). The Meat and Bonemeal Laboratory carries out testing using light microscopy. We also provide testing for rumiant DNA in feedingstuffs using real-time PCR.

Turnaround Time Priority Samples
Turnaround Time Non Priority Samples
Detection of MBM & fish in feed by light microsopy
2 working days
7 working days
Detection of ruminant DNA in feed by real-time PCR
2-3 working days
7 working days
Sample Submission instructions:
  1. Samples for microscopic analysis should be submitted in sealed bags/bottles(if liquid). At least 500g of compound feed and 500mls of liquid are required for testing. The following information should be included on the submission form:

    • Sample ID
    • Sample type
    • Test name

  2. Urgent samples are processed in two working days.