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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Please use dark ink to fill out submission forms. The forms are scanned into our system and the lighter/brighter colored ink fades and makes it impossible to read the...


Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Toxicology Laboratory

The laboratory is pleased to offer delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol blood testing under two test codes:...


Thursday, March 25, 2021

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...


Monday, March 8, 2021


(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...


Friday, February 26, 2021


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...


Tuesday, February 16, 2021

(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...


Friday, February 5, 2021

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...


Friday, February 5, 2021

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...


Friday, February 5, 2021

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,...


Tuesday, January 26, 2021


A 340-head dairy in New England experienced eight abortions in the dry cow pen in a two-week period. This is a closed herd that has not received vaccinations in many years. A Jersey bull...


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