IDEXX Announces the Launch of IDEXX xChekPlus Software [Trade]

Enhanced functionality streamlines information management for healthier flocks and herds

WESTBROOK, Maine, June 06, 2013—IDEXX Laboratories announces the release of IDEXX xChekPlus software, facilitating diagnostic data management for disease and vaccination monitoring of livestock herds and poultry flocks. xChekPlus enhances the functionality of xChek software, which is used daily by diagnostic laboratories worldwide.

IDEXX xChekPlus software has multilingual capabilities and “plug in” architecture that gives laboratories and livestock and poultry veterinarians the flexibility to install new assays, readers and reports as they become available. The software provides improved data export, customized controls and comprehensive reports, including the Deventer formula for infectious bursal disease (IBD) vaccine date estimation in poultry, the Johne’s Management Report and the Bovine Pregnancy Report.

“With xChekPlus, customers can establish their own baselines rather than rely on titer ranges from different epidemiological conditions. Color-coded reports instantly alert customers to variances from their historical baselines, giving customers the information they need to implement remedial measures quickly,” says Pablo Lopez, DVM, Global Senior Poultry and Swine Marketing Manager at IDEXX. “And in herd and flock management, responding quickly to potential health threats is critical to maximizing health and productivity.”

IDEXX xChekPlus software has a user-friendly, multilingual interface and integrates with widely used laboratory information management systems, such as USALIMS and STARLIMS, as well as custom systems. The software includes increased database storage capacity and comes preloaded with the complete portfolio of IDEXX assays.

“When it comes to analyzing and interpreting diagnostic information to make herd and flock health decisions, IDEXX understands the importance of data analysis capabilities, flexibility and ease of use to laboratories, veterinarians and producers,” says Olivier te Boekhorst, Vice President and General Manager of IDEXX Livestock, Poultry and Dairy. “With xChekPlus, the user interface and data management functionality are greatly improved, which means that laboratories can easily schedule exports of diagnostic results and provide veterinarians and producers with answers quickly and efficiently.”

As of June 5, 2013, xChekPlus is available globally in six languages: Arabic, English, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. For more information on IDEXX xChekPlus software, contact Melissa Hills, World Wide Technical Service Manager, your IDEXX representative or visit

About IDEXX Livestock, Poultry and Dairy
Livestock and poultry producers, laboratories, veterinarians and dairy processors depend on IDEXX diagnostic technologies to make confident decisions about animal health, disease management and reproductive efficiency, and to ensure consumers have access to safe, healthy food and milk. Reproducibility, reliability and accuracy are three of the reasons why more than 1 billion IDEXX tests—including dairy residue tests and milk-based diagnostics—have been run worldwide since 1985.

About IDEXX Laboratories
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. is a leader in pet healthcare innovation, serving practicing veterinarians around the world with a broad range of diagnostic and information technology-based products and services. IDEXX products enhance the ability of veterinarians to provide advanced medical care, improve staff efficiency and to build more economically successful practices. IDEXX is also a worldwide leader in providing livestock and poultry diagnostic tests and tests for the quality and safety of water and milk. Headquartered in Maine, IDEXX Laboratories employs approximately 5,400 people and offers products to customers in more than 175 countries.


IDEXX Laboratories
Melissa Hills
Worldwide Technical Service Manager, IDEXX Livestock, Poultry and Dairy