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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...


Wednesday, August 7, 2019

A new STAT Testing Policy goes into effect on August 1, 2019. Please pay special attention to the new STAT fee and submission requirements.
 
STAT fee during regular business hours...


Friday, July 26, 2019

Diagnosis of Feline Respiratory Infections

A wide range of pathogens cause or contribute to the upper respiratory disease syndrome of cats. Some of these pathogens can cause serious...


Monday, July 22, 2019

The AHDC is now offering a new Equine Fever of Unknown Origin PCR Panel for a special fee of $160 to test for the nine most often requested infectious...


Monday, July 1, 2019

The AHDC Canine and Feline Respiratory PCR Panels now test for Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus ("Strep zoo") at no extra cost. This bacterium can cause neurological symptoms and...


Monday, July 1, 2019

The AHDC is pleased to introduce a new transport media option from our Shipping department. The Copan Liquid Amies Elution Swab (ESwab) is a multi-purpose collection and transportation system...


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...


Tuesday, April 30, 2019

If you are re-using boxes from your clinic to ship specimens to us using our label program, UPS is requiring that the AHDC notify all clients of the potential shipping violations below...


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