External/Internal parasites identification and faecal egg count Rabies diagnosis Production of Orf and Papilloma vaccines Stilbenes Estrogenic compounds Androgenic Compounds Natural hormones Clenbuterol Chloraphenicol Organophosphates Antimicrobials Organochlorides Anticoccidial Pyrethroids Carbamites Mycotoxins Strychnine ‐Thin Layer Chromatograpy (TLC) Arsenic in animal organs‐ TLC Aflatoxin in feed –TLC Nitrite/nitrite in water Prussic acid
Samples for which CVL lacks analytical capacity are sent to subcontracted accredited laboratories in South Africa such as The South Africa Bureau of Standard (SABS), The National Horseracing Authority as well as The University of Free State. Following are the residue tests that are subcontracted: Anticoccidials Pyrethroids Closantel Stilbenes Avermectin Thyrostats Non steroid anti‐inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) Sedatives Imidazoles
Equipment: The main emphasis of diagnosis as well as the most modern equipment was seen on analyses for the export of meat products, e.g. all export abattoirs are routinely sampled for residues, using an EU template, BSE analysis is done with a rapid test since 2005. Generally it was complained that there is a shortage of equipment, and that the equipment is rather old. There are three BSL II and two BSL I Biosafety cabinets available.
Transport of samples: The transport of samples is done by local courier service, and samples usually reach the lab over night. There seem to be no problems with the cold chain.