Test per sampleTurnaround Time
ELISA testing4 days
Water Testing for Coliforms and E. coli3 days
Water Testing for Total Viable Counts3 days
Hygiene Surface Swabs3 days
Hygiene Hand Swabs3 days
Isolation of
6 days
Isolation of
6 days
Mastitis Monitoring4 - 6 days
Milk Bacteriology for Mastitis6 days
Feacal Egg Counts3 days
Post mortems1 - 2 days

Flock Monitoring Serology

  • IBD - Infectious Bursal Disease
  • NDV - Newcastle Disease Virus
  • IBV - Infectious Bronchitis Virus
  • MG - Mycoplasma gallisepticum
  • MS - Mycoplasma synoviae
  • REO - Reo Virus
  • AE - Avian Encephalomyelitis
  • CAV - Chicken Anaemia Virus
  • AI - Avian Influenza

Additionally we offer a histopathological service and PCR on a range of poultry viruses and bacteria.

Hygiene Monitoring in hatcheries, poultry houses & abattoirs

  • Surface swab analysis
  • Salmonella Monitoring
  • Aspergillus Isolation

Water Analysis

  • Coliforms
  • E. Coli
  • Total Viable
  • Count Chemical Analysis

Mastitis Monitoring in Dairy Cows
Milk samples tested for:

  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • E.coli
  • Streptococcus uberis
  • Streptococcus agalactiae
  • Streptococcus dysgalactiae
  • Others

Somatic Cell Counts (SCC) planned

Post-mortem Service
Poultry post-mortem service offered at Fivet Head Office, 2 Telford Road, Graniteside, Harare.

Abortions in Cattle, Sheep & Goats
Our laboratory accepts aborted foetuses and placentae for examination to determine causes of abortion using various tests available both in Zimbabwe and South Africa.

*Please ensure that a member of the Technical Services team is contacted before any samples or postmortems for testing are brought into Fivet.

Technical Services Team 

Dr Ashley-Kate Davidson
Veterinarian, B.V.sc, B.Sc. (Hons)

Mr Takudzwa Mugobogobo
B.Sc (Hons), Applied Biology & Biochemistry NUST

Ms Maria Chikuvadze
Dip Veterinary Nursing