Emergency On Call

The IEC provides an emergency equine service 365 days a year – the only animal laboratory in Ireland to offer such a service.


In the event of an equine clinical emergency during a weekend or bank holiday, veterinary surgeons should use the following contact numbers:


Microbiology: 087-9959192

Virology: 087-9959190

Clinical Pathology / Pathology: 087-9959195


Emergency samples can be left in the sample box at the gate of the IEC or in the sample box by the main Reception door, but please call the relevant on call number to let the laboratory staff know that samples have been left for testing.


Horses for post mortem should be delivered to the main bay at the rear of the IEC and notice must be given to ensure the Pathology team are aware that an animal has been dropped off. Please also ensure the correct paperwork accompanies each animal.