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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

USDA/APHIS Veterinary Services has released a new guidance document, VS Guidance 15201.1-Approval of Laboratories to Conduct Tests for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA), for laboratories conducting...


Friday, November 15, 2019

The map below represents updates from the Canine Influenza Virus Surveillance Network.

  • October, 2019: A CIV positive sample from California has been detected. 
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Again this October, the Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC) observed an increase in the number of equine Anaplasma phagocytophilum positive PCR test results.  Anaplasmosis is a tick-borne...


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

We occasionally receive phone calls from veterinarians inquiring about testing options for dogs from households where recurrent Streptococcal pharyngitis (Strep throat) has been diagnosed in...


Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Northeastern US: Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) in dairy cattle. 

A large dairy farm with multiple heifer raising facilities had a raised suspicion of BVD in the herd, as one heifer...


Saturday, August 31, 2019

(MI) Bovine herpesvirus 1 abortion: Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR) was diagnosed in a 7-month-old aborted fetus from an Angus cow. Fluorescent antibody (FA) testing was positive for IBR...


Tuesday, June 25, 2019

(NY) Bovine Viral Diarrhea PCR positive in a dairy calf.

Two dairy calves destined for the local county fair were tested for BVD at the AHDC. The veterinarian submitted EDTA whole...


Thursday, May 16, 2019

(NY) An adult Hereford cow was found dead in pasture, and tested positive for Rabies virus. The cow had lost weight over the past week, and had foam coming from the mouth when it was found dead...


Tuesday, April 30, 2019

(NC) Canine Influenza (CIV) has been detected by PCR in a nasal swab sample submitted on April 25, 2019 to our laboratory from a single North Carolina dog. The positive detection was...


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

(NY) Listeriosis was diagnosed in an adult ewe. The ewe, found down, had a temperature of 104.7° F, was minimally responsive and blind. She died shortly after examination. Feed was round bales...


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