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Official USDA Announcement: HPAI Dairy Cattle

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For testing and submission information please contact the CT Department of Agriculture at 860-713-2505 or by email at ctstate.vet@ct.gov

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The diagnostic laboratory encompasses:

  • Pathology
  • Virology
  • Bacteriology
  • Serology
  • Toxicology (by referral)

CVMDL utilizes the above laboratory disciplines to arrive at a proper diagnosis or to test for evidence of diseases.

The CVMDL performs testing for State mandated and Federal programs of disease control. The Diagnostic Testing Services Laboratory performs State testing programs (Brucellosis, Salmonella Pullorum, Mycoplasma, Mastitis, Avian Influenza, Pseudorabies) as well as many other tests (equine infectious anemia, Salmonella, leptospirosis, Lyme disease, Rabies).

Our poultry and mammalian extension veterinarians maintain daily contact with animal and poultry owners, veterinary practitioners, as well as State and Federal regulatory officials.

AAVLD Accreditation

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CVMDL is a nationally recognized veterinary diagnostic laboratory located on the UConn Storrs campus.

We are accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians – the only veterinary diagnostic laboratory in New England with this accreditation. This certifies our quality and competence through the rigorous Quality Management System.

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