9/21/2021 CWD IHC Testing Delay: There is currently a testing delay due to a shortage of raw materials. Normally, turn around time for CWD is approximately 3 -6 weeks. This will now be longer for an undefined period of time.
VDL Test Fees Update: Please click here for more information.
COVID-19 updates: Changes to Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory services including facility hours, administrative support, and testing times. Learn more
6/1/2021 Please note: EIC, PSSM, and MH testing are all currently suspended until further notice.
Bacterial name changes
The genus names of some common and less common bacteria have been changed over the past few years (see table). We are revising our reporting of the bacteria to be consistent with this updated international nomenclature. Learn more
New USDA requirements for sample submission for equine infectious Anemia (EIA) testing
According to Veterinary Services Memo VSG 15201.1, there have been some changes in the requirements for laboratories performing EIA testing and to maintain approval to conduct this testing. Learn more.
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. Learn more
Our mission is to protect and promote animal and human health through early detection and monitoring of animal diseases.
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.
- Change to M. hyo PCR test
- Porcine Sapelo/Tescho virus Fact Sheet
- PCV 2/3 Fact Sheet
- Canine Influenza FAQs
- PRRSv Resistance in Gene-Altered Pigs
- Avoiding Heat Stress in Poultry
- Influenza A in Swine Testing Algorithm
- Poultry submisson video
- Tularemia testing information
- USDA Recommendation for swine with potential vesicular disease