1. How do I order?

You can order by clicking the button below;

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2. What is the shelf life?

Two years

3. Does RapidBac™Vet need to be refrigerated?

No. The tests can be stored at room temperature

4. Interpreting Results

If the control line was bright, but the test line(3) were faint – this is a valid test showing a POSITIVE result. A faint line in a positive results may be caused by a low concentration of bacteria (10E3 – 10E4 CFU/ml) or a species of bacteria that expresses low levels of the targeted antigen on its surface. In these cases, bacteriuria is definitely present even though the line is faint.

If both the control line and the test line(s) were very faint, then the test was not valid – please email the Vhorco team [email protected] and we can troubleshoot the procedure.


1. How do I order?

You can order by clicking the button below;

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2. What is the shelf life?

Five years

3. Is FoalWatch safe and easy to use?

The FoalWatch™ test kit employs CHEMetrics patented self-filling ampoules to simplify and speed up the testing procedure. They eliminate the potential inaccuracies associated with reagent volume measurement in the field. There is no measuring or mixing of reagents required. The chemical reaction is contained within the ampoule so there is less mess and minimal post-testing clean up. Testing is simple and no medical or specialist training is required.

4. Does FoalWatch™ contain no hazardous or toxic chemicals?

FoalWatch™ contains no hazardous or toxic chemicals. The test can be run on a small colostrum sample collected from the mare, so it is non-invasive. When the test is completed, the ampoule can simply be discarded with household waste.

5. Is the foal deprived of any significant amount of colostrum?

Extensive research has shown that the small colostrum sample volumes involved in the use of the FoalWatch™ test kit does not deprive the foal of any significant amount of colostrum (or its antibody content) once it is born and begins to nurse.

5. In milking an animal manually, is there any increase in the risk of mastitis development?

Please note that milking an animal manually in general may slightly increase the risk of mastitis development (infection of the mammary tissue, udder or milk), especially if the udder is not cleaned and dried prior to milking. However, if proper precautions are taken, the risk is minimal.

Vet Consumables

1. Is your entire range of vet consumables on your website?

No. We have only put selected items on our website. If there are other consumable items you require, please email [email protected] and we will confirm whether we can supply and applicable pricing.

2. Do you offer quantity discounts?

Yes, this is a possibility, depending on the quantities you require.