Animal Health

   

               

Tests & Fees:

LABORATORY RATE SHEET - BIOLOGY

 

SEROLOGY

Brucellosis:
  • Buffered Antigen Plate Agglutination (BAPA)
  • Rivanol
  • Standard Tube Test
  • Card Test

Before submitting brucellosis samples for export testing, check with the AAFM Animal Health Section to ensure proper test is ordered.

Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA):
  • AGID (48 hour turnaround)
  • ELISA (same day turnaround)

NOTE:  If in need of rapid results, please contact the lab before submitting sample.

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Equine Performance Enhancing Substances:

This test panel varies annually at the discretion of the State Veterinarinan and Fair Associations.  For more information on regulations pertaining to the use of Performance Enhancing Substances at pulling events, contact your local fair association.

VERMONT FAIR ASSOCIATION

Laboratory Contacts:
  • Wendy Blackman
  • John Jaworski

STAFF DIRECTORY

 

MASTITIS CULTURE

Ruminant Quarter/Half Sampling & Submission:

Note: Composite samples are not recommended.                                                        

                                                                         

  • Using permanent marker, label sterile tubes/vials (Animal ID and quarter - e.g. Bessie RF)  
  • Prelabel tubes for all animals to be sampled
  • Do thorough udder preparation
  • Dry Udder with paper towels or individual clean cloths
  • Wash hands
  • Scrub each teat end with a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol  (for each teat use a fresh cotton ball)
  • Dry teat end with dry cotton ball  (for each teat use a fresh cotton ball)
  • Discard first squirt of milk
  • Deposit 2nd squirt of milk in sample tube (do not touch inside of cap or sample tube)
  • Tightly recap tube before sampling next quarter, place tube in a clean place
  • Place all tubes/vials in a rack or styrofoam floater for transport, keep cold
  • Freeze samples, if it is not possible to deliver them to the lab the day of sampling
  • Samples should be accompanied by completed submission forms, please include your email address and phone number
  • Results will be distributed via email                               

MASTITIS QUARTER SAMPLE SUBMISSION FORM

Bulk Tank Sampling & Submission:
  • Using permanent marker, label sterile vials
  • Aseptically sample bulk tank, if possible have a licensed sampler take the sample
  • Place vials in styrofoam floater for transport, keep cold
  • Freeze samples, if it is not possible to deliver them to the lab the day of sampling
  • Samples should be accompanied by completed submission forms, please include your email address and phone number
  • Results will be distributed via email

BULK TANK CULTURE SUBMISSION FORM

Laboratory Contacts:
  • Wendy Blackman
  • Kristen Needham

STAFF DIRECTORY