MPTL Grand Opening
The Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory grand opening was held on September 22, 2016. MPTL and Board of Animal Health staff participated in the ribbon cutting.
Londa Kroone celebrates 40 years at the VDL
Dean Ames congratulated Londa Kroone on her 40 year of service to the VDL during the Staff Appreciation Day ceremony on July 21, 2016.
New Senecavirus A cases
Foriegn animal disease investigations conducted by USDA over last several months have resulted in Senecavirus A diagnoses around the state.
Read more and See photos of Senecavirus A in swine
The UMN VDL uses the latest technology to characterize disease-causing agents.
Tracy Otterson and others in the VDL PCR lab are working with staff from the Minnesota National Guard mobile laboratory to prepare for the possibility of another outbreak of avian influenza.
The University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) serves veterinarians, scientists, educators, companion animal owners, and the livestock and poultry industry by identifying and monitoring emerging diseases and developing new diagnostic methods.
Fully accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, the VDL provides quality diagnostic services for all animal species, including necropsy, bacteriology, clinical chemistry, electron microscopy, serology, endocrinology, histopathology, immunohistochemistry, virology, parasitology, molecular diagnostics, and toxicology.
Business hours: Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST