The new IMAGYST Faecal Analyser

Get Faecal results the same day with our new "in house" analyser!

Unfortunately diarrhoea is an all too common predicament suffered by dogs and cats. This is because by the nature of what they do (and eat in many cases!), they come into contact with lots of bugs and pathogens which can upset the digestive system. Many of these are self-limiting and can resolve within a day or two, but all too often, the diarrhoea is persistent, or the pet in question is unwell.

The treatment required depends on the cause of the diarrhoea, so analysis of a faecal sample is very useful. Up until now, faecal samples had to be sent to an external laboratory for analysis which took up to 3 days to turn around. Quite a long time if you are suffering with tummy ache! So, we’re very pleased to announce that we are now able to analyse faecal samples at the practice with results in as little as 30 minutes.

This is all thanks to a very clever piece of equipment called the “Imagyst”. The Imagyst uses AI software to identify worms, cysts, eggs and protozoa within a feacal sample which means we can prescribe the appropriate treatment at the time that it is required. It is also a very useful tool to screen for worms and parasites in healthy dogs and cats. Don’t forget that one of the main reasons to worm your pet is because us humans can be affected by many of these parasites.

So, if your dog or cat has diarrhoea, bring a sample to the practice and we’ve got you covered!