Rabies Only

Necropsy Temporary Suspension 12/12/2022 -12/27/2022

CVMDL is working on improvements to our necropsy Laboratory.  While we work on those improvements, CVMDL will be temporarily unable to accept necropsy and rabies submissions starting Monday, December 12th. We are hoping to resume normal operations by Tuesday December 27th. Our suggested practice for preserving animals is refrigeration up to 48 hours after death or freezing if it will take longer than 48 hours for the lab to receive the animal. If you have a case of high consequence or a suspect avian influenza case, please contact the laboratory at 860-486-3738, and accommodations can be made.

For human exposure rabies cases please call the Department of Public Health at 860-509-7994.

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Please contact the laboratory if you have any questions. Fees are subject to change without notice.

Rabies Only Submissions

Please Note: To determine the cost of your submission please add together the Brain Removal fee, Rabies FA, and Carcass Disposal Fee (if over 40lbs)

Test Name Specimen Required Test Days Turn Around Time (Business Days) Fee
Brain Removal Freshly Dead Animal, Head M-F 1
  • $25.00, small species e.g. skunk, raccoon, companion animals, young farm animals
  • $30.00, Adult Equine, Adult Cattle, Small ruminant without horns/antlers
  • $45.00, Adult Cattle with horns, Adult wildlife with antlers (e.g. moose)
Rabies FA Brain M-F 3-5
  • $40.00, Small species e.g. skunk, raccoon, companion animals, young farm animals
  • $50.00 Adult Equine, Adult Cattle, Large wildlife (e.g. moose)
Carcass disposal following rabies testing Freshly Dead Animal M-F NA
  • First 40 pounds free
  • $1.00 per pound over 40 lbs
  • Private cremation is available through outside crematoriums, only if submitted animal tests negative for rabies.