• US on Alert for Foreign Animal Diseases in Swine

    After several findings of African Swine Fever (ASF) in China and Europe, and Classical Swine Fever (CSF or Hog Cholera) in Japan, US animal health officials are on alert for the occurrence of foreign animal diseases in swine. The USDA has developed prevention guidelines for the swine industry and is posting updates on the ASF situation on its website.

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  • VDL Partners with UPS for Shipping Program

    The University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has partnered with UPS to offer a consistent, reliable and affordable shipping option to its clients.

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    Go to UPS Shipping Page

  • UMN VDL offers Turkey Reovirus panel

    The University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is now ofering a turkey reovirus panel consisting of a  RT-PCR and Reovirus isolation. 

    Learn more about this test

  • Public Art at MPTL

    As a part of the renovation project at the Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory in Willmar MN, a public art display was installed.

    Read about the public art at MPTL

  • Koi Herpes Virus in Minnesota Wild Fish

    The University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory identified a pathogen – Koi Herpes Virus -that has been responsible for several mass die-offs of common carp in Minnesota Lakes. The virus, which is of international concern, had never been found in Minnesota.

    Read more about Koi Herpes Virus

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.