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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The AHDC uses the ELISA test as the default test for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA). This decision was based on user demand and faster test turnaround time.
 
The AHDC will only...


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...


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...


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

(Non-NY) Herpesvirus 1 abortion: A 14-year-old Quarter horse mare developed a precocious udder and aborted two days later. She was 9 months pregnant at the time. The mare had been...


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

(AL) Mycoplasma felis and Equine influenza were detected from a nasal swab in a three year old QH mare submitted for testing using the AHDC Equine Respiratory PCR Panel (ERPLN). The...


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

An 18-month-old horse was found dead and was submitted for necropsy to the Animal Health Diagnostic Center. The horse was seen by an attending veterinarian a few days earlier when it was weak with a history of extreme weight loss over six weeks.


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

(N. America) In early October of 2018, a 12-week old "Sheltie" arrived from Korea. Approximately 12 days later, the dog began with a cough and lethargy with blood work indicating "...


Friday, February 1, 2019

Administration of the medication pergolide for the treatment of equine Cushing's Disease or Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID) is now permitted by the United States...


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Please do not submit composite samples for diagnostics related to outbreaks of clinically ill NY animals for NYS Contract subsidized testing. The NYS Contract Subsidy program provides...


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