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Friday, July 6, 2018

Please be advised that due to extreme heat being experienced over the central and eastern United States, the AHDC recommends that you remove serum from clot tubes or serum separator...


Friday, July 6, 2018

AHDC laboratory methodology for blood lead is not affected by the issue described in the 3/22/18 alert from BD Life Sciences related to BD vacutainer tubes, and the original alert from...


Friday, July 6, 2018

Our canine, equine and feline respiratory PCR panels are now accredited by A2LA to ISO/IEC 17025 (Cert#2880.01), further ensuring your test results are of the highest possible accuracy...


Thursday, June 28, 2018

(NY) Lead (Pb) toxicosis in a four-month-old Hereford calf was confirmed through diagnostics at the AHDC, following a rule out of rabies at the public health laboratory. The calf presented with...


Monday, June 25, 2018

(NY) Potomac Horse Fever (PHF; Neorickettsia risticii) was diagnosed in a sixteen-year-old Thoroughbred mare via PCR performed on an EDTA whole blood sample. The mare presented with a fever of...


Monday, June 11, 2018

Starting June 1st, the Anatomic Pathology Surgical Service is offering two options for biopsy reports:

Standard and Diagnosis-Only

The Diagnosis-...


Friday, June 8, 2018

As of June 1, 2018, the AHDC will no longer offer the Brucella abortus Plate Agglutination test or the Brucella abortus Tube Agglutination test. Due to a regulation change of select...


Friday, June 8, 2018

Recently, the AHDC has received ear notch specimens for BVDV antigen capture ELISA (ACE) testing that produced a yellow color in the extraction buffer. The color of the substrate used...


Monday, June 4, 2018

(NC) Potomac Horse Fever was presumptively diagnosed by a positive serum titer of 6400 by indirect fluorescent antibody (IFA). The sample was collected from a clinical animal on 4/30/2018 and...


Thursday, May 31, 2018

(NY) Vitamin E/Se deficiency. Two adult dromedary camels died over the course of 3 weeks. The first one died without any prior clinical illness noted and a necropsy was not performed. The second...


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