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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...


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The AHDC uses the ELISA test as the default test for EIA. This decision was based on user demand and faster test turnaround time.

The AHDC will only perform the EIA AGID...


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Caprine feces can now be tested for Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis using PCR for faster and more accurate results. Results are provided in 7-10 business...


Sunday, January 20, 2019

Two separate cases of abortion due to listeriosis were diagnosed in New York State. One occurred in an Angus cow and the other in a Nubian milking goat. Neither farm reported...


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The NYS Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has isolated Salmonella Group C2 from cultures submitted from 4 different horse farms in either New Jersey or Pennsylvania in the last week....


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