Laboratory for Livestock Testing Services

Providing services for the purpose of examining and monitoring the health of animal herds in the farm, aiming to instill confidence in the safety of consumers. It is necessary for the animals to originate from disease-free parent herds, possess robust health, be raised in well-maintained and hygienic farms, receive nutritionally valuable food based on breed recommendations, receive disease-prevention vaccines, and undergo appropriate care and management throughout the handling and transportation stages. This ensures that the farm’s measures are correct and suitable, fostering assurance in their efficacy and appropriateness.

1. Virus Testing Laboratory and serology conducts tests to evaluate the health status of animal herds, encompassing the assessment of disease resistance response following vaccination. In instances where infection is suspected, the precise identification and tracking of viral agents can be accomplished through techniques such as culturing in fertilized eggs and cell cultures or employing rapid cultivation methods like immunocytochemistry or molecular biotechnology. This allows for accurate detection of the viral genetic material using Real-time PCR technology.

2. Microbiology Testing Laboratory offers specialized testing services aimed at monitoring and managing the health aspects of the farm in accordance with established farm standards and the Bio-security System. The tests are conducted to detect the presence of microbial contamination in breeding and parent stocks, farm facilities, environmental samples, water, and animal feed. In instances where animals are unwell or facing health problems, the laboratory conducts separate examinations to identify pathogenic microorganisms. This facilitates the assessment of their susceptibility to various medications, enabling the selection of suitable drugs and contributing to the mitigation of drug-resistant microbial infections.

3. Chemical Testing Laboratory conducts analyses of nutritional values in animal feed and pet food. It examines residues of veterinary drugs, toxins from fungi, chemicals, and other contaminants, such as growth promoters in animal meat, animal feed, or excreted substances. It also analyzes the chemical characteristics of water used for animal rearing and wastewater in accordance with the standards set by the Department of Pollution Control.

4. Pathological Testing Laboratory offers services such as post-mortem examinations, forensic investigations, and the diagnosis of illnesses or fatalities in farm animals. Within the laboratory, abnormal tissue or organs are stained and studied to examine the occurring pathological conditions. Through the analysis of all the gathered data, the causes are determined and potential remedies are identified. This process contributes to minimizing losses for both present-day producers and future generations in the field of animal husbandry.

Laboratory for Food Testing Services

Offers precise and dependable testing and examination services to maintain product quality. We utilize modern equipment and employ expert scientists who specialize in their respective fields. Our services are delivered with accuracy and efficiency, ensuring prompt results. We provide certified reports for food products, raw materials, and animal meat intended for export, ensuring compliance with GHPs, HACCP standards, and the standards set by the manufacturers. This instills confidence in the production processes.

1. Microbiology Testing Laboratory offers its services to examine the presence of disease-causing pathogens (such as Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella spp., Escherichia coli 0157, Vibrio spp., Shigella spp., Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, and Yersinia enterocolitica) as well as the quality of food by assessing the existence of indicator microorganisms (such as Coliform, E.coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Enterococcus faecalis, yeast, and mold). These tests encompass various stages, including raw materials, production processes, production area surfaces, and food products in food processing factories, animal food factories, and even in beverages and utilities used across different industries. The objective is to ensure that the microbial quantities fall within the specified range (microbiological criteria) by utilizing advanced technologies like automated microbial culture preparation systems and MALDI-TOF machines, which facilitate swift characterization of microbial biochemical properties.

2. Chemical Testing Laboratory offers a range of services focused on ensuring the safety of medications and insecticides. These services include the identification of harmful substances derived from fungi and other contaminants, utilizing advanced instruments such as LC-MS/MS, LC-MS, and GC-MS. Additionally, the laboratory conducts precise and efficient analysis of heavy metals using ICP-OES and AAS instruments. Nutritional analysis of food and animal feed is also performed using accurate analytical tools like Amino Acid Analyzers. Furthermore, UHPLC instruments are employed to examine essential nutrients, including various vitamins necessary for the proper growth and development of humans and animals.

Academic Service Center

Provides knowledge dissemination to external organizations in order to foster understanding of laboratory standards, animal feed factory quality systems, animal husbandry and production, and food production quality systems, aiming to enhance production and trade efficiency for competitive global markets.

1. The Training Center offers a range of services related to the organization and implementation of various courses, including:

  • Adherence to the ISO/IEC 17025 standards
  • Preparation of quality system documentation in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025 standards
  • Internal quality monitoring within the laboratory, following ISO/IEC 17025 standards
  • Implementation of decision rules to support ISO/IEC 17025
  • Application of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)
  • Interpretation and analysis of test report results
  • Calibration of measuring instruments
  • Verification of the suitability of chemical and microbiological testing methods
  • Assessment of the uncertainty in chemical and microbiological testing
  • And other related services.

2. The service offered involves providing professional advice and guidance for the establishment of a laboratory quality management system (Consultant). The process consists of the following steps

  • The service offered involves providing professional advice and guidance for the establishment of a laboratory quality management system (Consultant). The process consists of the following steps:
  • Conduct an evaluation of the laboratory’s readiness and establish the scope of the consultancy.
  • Deliver training sessions to enhance knowledge and comprehension of the ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory quality system requirements.
  • Provide recommendations for the development of documentation related to the laboratory quality management system, such as QM, QP, WI, and other relevant documents.
  • Monitor the progress of the quality system documentation and conduct equipment inspections.
  • Review and amend quality system documents, as well as offer suggestions for document control measures.
  • Offer training on internal quality auditing and facilitate reviews of the laboratory quality system.
  • Monitor the internal quality of the laboratory’s quality system.
  • Track and address any identified deficiencies through corrective actions.
  • Provide guidance on the process of applying for certification from the assessing organization.

3. The service of conducting quality monitoring within the Laboratory Quality Management System (Internal Audit) involves the following procedures

  • Performing internal quality monitoring within the Laboratory Quality Management System.
  • Monitoring the execution of corrective measures.

Proficiency Testing Provider

Betagro Science Center Co., Ltd. is an accredited organization that conducts these proficiency testing programs for laboratory competence, adhering to the ISO/IEC 17043 standard, as endorsed by the Department of Scientific Services.

The range of proficiency testing services provided includes

  • Microbiological testing for swab samples, water, food, and animal feed
  • Chemical testing for water samples, raw materials used in animal feed, and animal feed.

Upscaling Fermentation Services

  • Evaluating and offering expert advice on the viability of conducting larger-scale fermentation trials, progressing from laboratory settings to pilot plant and commercial levels.
  • Enlarging fermentation processes at the pilot plant level, encompassing the entire process from initial stages to final stages.
  • Establishing connections among the network of pilot plants or existing fermentation infrastructure within Thailand to facilitate future commercial advancements (OEM).