• 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

  • Canine Flu in Minnesota

    Canine Influenza has resurfaced in Minnesota in 2017 and is on the Minnesota Board of Health list of reportable diseases.

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  • Changes at the MPTL

    There are some exciting changes at the Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory in Willmar, MN. The lab has added PCR testing, a courier service, and an avian pathologist - Dr. Saad Gharaibeh.

    Read more about Dr. Gharaibeh and the other changes at MPTL

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.