The Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health (DCPAH) is a full-service veterinary diagnostic laboratory offering more than 800 tests in 11 service sections. In the more than 30 years since its inception, DCPAH has become one of the country's premier veterinary diagnostic laboratories, handling more than 220,000 cases involving approximately 1.5 million tests annually.
The Michigan State University Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health is an invaluable professional resource, making quality, trusted, and comprehensive veterinary diagnostics widely available. Income from the laboratory is reinvested in teaching, research, and outreach for the purpose of protecting human and animal welfare domestically and around the world.
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Open Positions/Job Postings
Disruption in DCPAH's Website & Phones
Michigan Confirms H5N2 Avian Influenza in Wild Birds
Michigan Confirms CWD in Free-Ranging Deer
Canine Influenza Confirmed in Michigan
Anticoagulant Assays Available
Select Toxicology and Nutrition Assays Replaced by New Tests
Canine Influenza Update
Canine Influenza Virus
New Ocular Pathology Service
Information about Ebola Virus
Getting Your Samples to DCPAH via UPS
DCPAH Shipping Solutions - Now with UPS Overnight Delivery
Changes in Endocrinology Reference Ranges
Nutrition Feed-Label Analysis Assay Discontinued
White-nose Syndrome Confirmed in Bats in Michigan
New Client Education Resource: Mast Cell Tumors in Dogs
Public Concerns about Dog Circovirus
Changes to Elements Reported in Three Mineral Profiles
Canine Circovirus Testing Available at DCPAH
TB Positive Feeder Heifer Traced From Saginaw to Arenac County
Pets & Poison Control: Making Your Home Safer
Full AAVLD Accreditation Extended to 2017
New Client Education Resource: Chronic Kidney Disease
Ticks & Tick-Borne Diseases
MSU Reports Rare Case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Puppy
Leptospirosis: What Every Dog Owner Should Know
MSU researchers link pet food, dog illnesses nationwide
For more information on Grandparents University, see complete details at http://grandparents.msu.edu/.
Holiday Hours - July 3 & 4
New Margin Study Options
As a reminder, DCPAH's Surgical Pathology service digitally photographs all tissues submitted for full margin evaluation before trimming. The histology technician then "draws" on the photos to indicate where each section of tissue is located. Knowing how the tissues are sectioned helps the pathologist assess the true surgical margins. In order to assist the submitting veterinarian in interpreting the results of margin evaluation, the photographs are attached to the case online with links available in WebView.
Toxicology Instrument Out of Service, Limited Assays Impacted
- Convulsants (70021 - Penitrem A and Roquefortin ONLY)
- Mycotoxins (70037 & 70036 - Quantification)
- Ionophores (70032 - Qualitative)
- Levetiracetam (Keppra) and Zonisamide serum quantitation
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers the risk to people from these HPAI infections to be low. No human cases of these viruses have been detected in the United States, Canada, or internationally.
In response to the outbreak, many states have stopped bird movement. Michigan's state veterinarian announced on Monday, June 1 that 2015 poultry exhibitions are canceled throughout the state.
In addition to performing HPAI surveillance testing, MSU DCPAH has been working closely with state and national partners to ensure laboratory preparedness in the event of an outbreak in Michigan.
For more information on HPAI, resources are listed below:
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) - Avian Diseases
MDARD - Status of Avian Influenza in Michigan
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Avian Influenza
USDA - Update on Avian Influenza Findings