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Clinical Pathology Laboratory

As of April 3, 2021, our cytology offerings have changed. The slide-only cytology tests CYSMRE and BMEE will not be offered after this date. Starting May 1st...

Comparative Coagulation Laboratory

Some red top tubes (RTT) contain clot activators. These tubes are unacceptable for coagulation samples as they can deplete coagulation proteins and cause...

The Animal Health Diagnostic Center is pleased to offer safe, convenient, and secure online bill pay. Please register at our home page by clicking "My Account" and look for the red dollar sign to...

New York (NY): Equine arbovirus cases are reported by the Cornell AHDC to regulatory agencies so that they may be captured in annual USDA-APHIS census data for the United States. This information...


(NY) Three ducks were submitted for necropsy following sudden death due to exposure to polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), more commonly known as Teflon©, a synthetic chemical that is highly toxic to...


New York: A flock of 150 dairy ewes were bred in the fall of 2020. Over the course of a 6-week period in January and February of 2021, there were 20 abortions, 5 stillbirths, and 3 small...

(New York) Selenium deficiency in equids: EDTA whole blood and serum samples from a 12-year-old Palomino horse and EDTA whole blood from two 15-year-old miniature donkeys with generalized...

Virology Laboratory

Recently WNV SN and PRNT assays were compared on low antibody titer level samples, which led to adjustments in our testing strategy. Moving forward, the SN assay will ONLY...

Virology and Molecular Diagnostics Laboratories

The AHDC currently pools up to 10 animals for BVDPCR Testing. In the event of a test positive pool in animals at least 61 days of age, the 10...

Virology Laboratory

As of January 1, 2021 antibody titers for all SN tests moved from being reported as a serum dilution 50% endpoint value, to being reported as final dilutions or...