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Airborne transmission determined in swine influenza
Research at four affected pig farms shows presence in air samples
Researchers develop first-of-its-kind PEDv test
A quick and cost effective method to determine the presence of PEDv strains
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.
A national leader in protecting animal and human health, the full-service laboratories at the VDL performs some 1.4 million procedures annually.
As part of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, the VDL trains future diagnosticians and veterinarians. The VDL is Minnesota’s only full-service laboratory for animal health diagnosis and is the official laboratory of the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.
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- Beginning Monday Sept 29th the PEDv/TGEv PCR will be replaced by the PEDv/PDCoV PCR. The reporting range is less than 35ct = positive, 35-40ct = suspect and greater than 40ct is negative. This test will be on the same schedule as the current PEDv/TGEv PCR - standard next day results. We will quit running TGE PCR daily. The TGEv PCR will be run Monday, Wednesdays and Friday. The price of the PEDv/PDCoV PCR is remaining the same - at $30.00.
- Effective immediately, serology will no longer offer Toxoplasma gondii latex agglutination test in serum samples of caprine, ovine, feline and swine species. The test kit has been discontinued by the manufacturer. Please contact us for information on which laboratories offer this test.
- Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease (SECD) direct link
- SECD Situation report
- Distinct Characteristics and Complex Evolution of PEDV Strains, North America
- Managing and Reporting Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease (SECD) via Minnesota Board of Animal Health
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- Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) PIN Tags for Breeding Stock
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- NAHLN update on PEDV
- Swine Health Monitoring Project
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