livestock testing

Livestock Water Testing

Lab CodeAnalysisSample ContainerPrice
B1Coliform & E.coli (satisfies CQM requirements) 1x sterilized 100 ml$30.00
B2Coliform, E.coli & HPC 2x sterilized 100 ml$60.00
LWLivestock Water Quality: Total and Fecal Coliform (by membrane filtration), calcium, nitrate and nitrite, nitrite only, sulphate, *TDS (calculation by conductivity), aluminum, arsenic, beryllium, boron, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, copper, fluoride, iron, lead, manganese, mercury, molybdenum, nickel, selenium, uranium, vanadium, zinc 1x sterilized 100 ml and 1x 500 ml$280.00
MP*Monitoring Source Water Quality - Total & Fecal Coliform Bacteria, Conductivity, Chloride, Ammonia Nitrogen, Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen, Nitrate Nitrogen (Satisfies requirements set forth by Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship) 1x sterilized 100 ml and 1x 500 ml$140.00
MW*Monitoring Well & Monitoring Sump Pits - Conductivity, Chloride, Ammonia Nitrogen, Nitrate Nitrogen, Nitrite Nitrogen (Satisfies requirements set forth by Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship) 1x 500 ml$105.00

Prices in effect January 10th, 2024, and are subject to change without prior notification.

Collection Guidelines for Livestock Water Testing
Specific Guidelines for Bacteria Analysis (B1, B2, LW, MP)

For tests requiring bacteria analysis, including tests B1, B2, LW, and MP, it is essential to collect samples in sealed, sterilized containers provided by the lab. These containers are crucial for preserving the integrity of the bacteria samples and ensuring accurate results. They can be obtained through local municipal, agricultural, or water conservation district offices, along with the necessary forms for submission.

General Sample Collection for Water Quality Assessment

For all other water testing samples, including those not specifically for bacteria analysis, high-density plastic bottles provided by the lab should be used. These bottles are designed to maintain the quality of the water samples, facilitating precise analysis. You can access these containers through local municipal or water conservation district offices, complete with the relevant forms.

Note on MP and MW Testing Requirements

The MP and MW samples are specific requirements set forth by Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship, particularly pertinent for livestock owners. These tests are vital for monitoring source water quality and ensuring the safety and suitability of water for agricultural use. Adhering to these guidelines is essential for compliance and the well-being of livestock.

Payment Options

Horizon Lab accepts many forms of payment including; cash, debit, MasterCard, Visa and Cheque (please make cheques payable to Horizon Lab Ltd. If you are a business looking to frequently submit samples, contact Horizon Lab to discuss potential account options.

Need a customized testing package? Call Horizon Lab to discuss your needs
Essential Water Quality Testing for Livestock

Horizon Lab in Winnipeg offers specialized water testing services tailored to the needs of livestock management and environmental monitoring. Our state-of-the-art laboratory, combined with a team of skilled professionals, provides accurate and reliable testing solutions for livestock owners, environmental consultants, and regulatory compliance.

Our Testing Services Include:
  • B1 - Coliform & E.coli Testing:

    This test confirms that water is free from harmful bacteria like Coliform and E.coli, meeting the Canadian Quality Milk (CQM) requirements, crucial for livestock health.
  • B2 - Extended Bacterial Analysis:

    A comprehensive test for Coliform, E.coli, and Heterotrophic Plate Count (HPC), providing an enhanced assessment of water safety for livestock.
  • LW - Livestock Water Quality Analysis:

    An extensive suite of tests including Total and Fecal Coliforms, various minerals, and trace elements, ensuring the suitability of water for livestock consumption and overall health.
  • MP - Source Water Monitoring:

    Focused on evaluating source water quality for compliance with Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship guidelines. This test includes analysis of coliform bacteria, conductivity, and essential nutrients, vital for environmental monitoring.
  • MW - Well & Sump Pit Monitoring:

    A crucial test for monitoring well and sump pit water quality, focusing on conductivity, chloride, and various nitrogen compounds, ensuring compliance with environmental standards.
Easy Sample Collection and Submission

Recognizing the diverse needs of our clients, we have optimized our sample collection process for efficiency. For bacteria-related tests (B1, B2, and LW), we provide sterilized containers to maintain sample integrity. The MP and MW tests, which are crucial for regulatory compliance, also follow specific collection protocols. For general water quality tests, high-density plastic bottles are used. All necessary containers and forms are accessible through local municipal, agricultural, or water conservation district offices.

Affordable Pricing and Payment Flexibility

Our services are priced competitively, with clear and transparent fees. We accept a variety of payment methods, including cash, debit, MasterCard, Visa, and checks payable to Horizon Lab Ltd.

Customized Testing Packages

At Horizon Lab, we understand that every client has unique needs. Contact us to discuss a tailored testing package that suits your specific requirements.

Stay Informed and Safe

Download our Livestock Water Testing Fee Schedule for detailed pricing and service information. Follow our sample collection guidelines for precise and reliable testing results.

Contact Horizon Lab Today

For detailed inquiries or to arrange for your water testing, contact Horizon Lab.