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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Virology Laboratory

The AHDC uses the ELISA test as the default test for EIA testing. This decision was based on faster test turnaround time and on user demand.
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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Serology Laboratory

On May 31st, 2022, the AHDC will implement the Canine Brucella Multiplex Assay to screen samples submitted for Brucella canis serology. The...


Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Clinical Pathology Laboratory

The Clinical Pathology Laboratory is now offering a donkey chemistry panel. This is the chemistry panel of choice for donkeys because it...


Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Virology Laboratory

The Virology Laboratory at AHDC is working with USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, IA to complete validation of whole blood EDTA...


Wednesday, March 23, 2022

The Endocrinology Laboratory with the Animal Health Diagnostic Lab at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine has an opening for an Extension Associate. 

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Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Samples transported over the colder months risk freezing if they are not packed and shipped properly. Even 10% neutral buffered formalin will freeze in harsh winter weather....


Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Cache Valley Fever (CVF) causes abortions, malformed fetuses, infertility, and congenital abnormalities in sheep and goats. The CVF virus is transmitted by mosquitoes and is endemic in...


Tuesday, February 22, 2022


On February 19, 2022, The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (...


Thursday, December 23, 2021


(NY) Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) was diagnosed in four cows on a small dairy farm in NY. The cows presented with fever, decreased appetite, drooling, swollen coronary bands and...


Monday, September 13, 2021

(NY) A 4-month old quarter horse foal was found down in the field with markedly distended and firm epaxial and gluteal muscles. Initial bloodwork and urinalysis revealed marked...


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