About

Laboratory Services

JSC Equine Laboratory was established in 1994 by Sue Challacombe to provide a quality, reliable diagnostic service to the Equine Veterinary Practitioner in the South West of England and beyond.

British Equine Veterinary Association LogoThe Laboratory concentrates on a select and specialised range of diagnostic and fitness tests ranging from IgG levels for the new born foal, through to fitness checks for the racehorse and is a BEVA Registered Laboratory (formerly a HBLB approved laboratory since 1995) to test and to certify for CEMO, Klebsiella Pneumoniae and Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, all of which are carried out in-house by Sue Challacombe.

JSC Equine Lab participates in Vetqas® which is the Proficiency Testing service provided by VLA Scientific. Excellent links have been established for many years with external labs for EVA/EIA serology and Rabies testing.

The Laboratories prices are always competitive and individual packages can be arranged with discounts available. Samples should be posted first class (pre-paid postage labels are available) or they can be delivered in person to the Laboratory 7 days a week.

About Sue Challacombe

Sue Challacombe spent 3 years (1979-1982) at Liverpool University’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Leahurst, working on feed trials with pigs, in 1982 she moved to the Ministry of Agriculture’s Veterinary Investigation Service where she gained  further experience in all the disciplines while specialsing in Virology, Bacteriology, Parasitology, Biochemistry and Haematology.

In 1990 Sue relocated to the South-West where she established and operated an Equine Laboratory for a leading UK Racehorse Trainer. In 1994, she then established JSC Equine Laboratory to specialise in Equine Health and Fitness, and in 1995 her laboratory gained HBLB approval to test and certify for CEMO, Klebsiella Pneumoniae and Pseudomonas Aeruginosa.