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(CT) Feline Influenza virus was confirmed by PCR testing (3/29/18) on a nasal swab from a cat sick with signs of respiratory illness and fever, and radiographic evidence of pneumonia. Additional...

The Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory is providing faster turnaround. Results for most PCR tests are now reported 1 or 2 business days after sample and test request are received. Same day results...

To improve service to our clients, the Bacteriology laboratory will be offering a new antimicrobial susceptibility panel for organisms isolated from bovine, porcine and other ruminant animal...


Accurate patient histories provided with sample submissions are incredibly important to help the Bacteriology lab provide our clients with the best possible guidance toward diagnosis of disease...

(NY, VT, MA, CT, ME, PA, ID, CA, OH, MO, MI, FL) Beta coronavirus has been detected via PCR of fecal samples from horses in multiple submissions to our laboratory during the months of January and...

(NY) Congenital Tremor Pestivirus of pigs was determined to be the cause of piglets born with congenital shaking or tremors. The virus was confirmed by PCR test for the virus, on a sample of tissue...

(NH and NY) Two cases of Dicrocoeliosis caused by the Little liver fluke or the Lancet fluke, Dicrocoelium dendriticum have been diagnosed at the AHDC in the past week. One case involved 100s of...

(NY; PA) Recently we have diagnosed Cache Valley Fever virus in two sheep flocks based on the presence of antibodies to the virus in heart blood or pleural fluid from stillborn fetuses. The positive...

(NY) Selenium deficiency: Three 3-5 month old beef calves were found dead in a small herd with about 10-12 adults. The animals did not have any prior signs of illness. A necropsy was performed on...

(NY; VT) Copper deficiency continues to be diagnosed in Northeast livestock, as exemplified in the following 3 recent cases.

The first (NY; Tioga County) was an adult bison with a history of...