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LABon26 is dedicated to optimally examine and interpret samples are according to reliable scientific principles. The testing methods are validated, and the laboratory strives to run all operations according to ISO 17025 standards.

By participating in inter-laboratory testing and proficiency schemes, LABon26 aims to deliver an accurate result. The laboratory is committed to impartiality and confidentiality allowing peace of mind to all clients.



  • General aerobic culture
  • Specific culture

    – Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae
    – Escherichia coli
    – Klebsiella variicola
    – Proteus vulgaris
    – Pasteurella multocida
    – Pseudomonas aeroginosa
    – Salmonella cholerasuis
    – Staphylococcus aureus

  • Antibiotic sensitivity testing
    – Disc diffusion
    – Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC)

Water testing (SANAS accredited test methods to ISO 17025 standards):

  • Standard plate count
  • Total Coliforms
  • Escherichia coli

Hygiene Survey

  • Contact plates
  • Environmental swabs


  • Porcine semen tenability
  • Semen morphology


  • Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae
  • Actinobacilus pleuropneumoniae


  • Faecal flotation – detection and enumeration
  • Staining – Gram, Acid Fast and Diff-Quick

Complete pig feed rations

  • Near infrared spectroscopy (NIR) for the following:
    – Complete pig rations
    – Maize
    – Maize silage
    – Soya oilcake
    – Full fat soya
    – Sunflower oilcake
    – Wheat bran
  • Mycotoxin detection (Rida┬« Quick Scan)
    – Aflatoxin (AFLA)
    – Deoxynivalenol (DON)
    – Zearalenone (ZEA)
    – Fumonisin (FUM)
  • Feed particle size (sieve test)

Other services

  • Waste disposal
    – Used needles and sharps
    – Empty medication bottles
    – Expired medicine

The team

Dr Caraleigh Stander
Laboratory Manager

Ayanda Mbonani
Senior Laboratory Technician

Jabulile Sindane
Laboratory Technician

JD Mostert
Feed Laboratory Technician