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Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Kansas State University
1800 Denison Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66506
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KSVDL Client Care
General Inquiries
785-532-5650 or
866-512-5650
Fax: 785-532-4835
clientcare@vet.k-state.edu

KSVDL Business Office
Billing Inquiries
785-532-3294 or
866-884-3867
Fax: 785-532-3502
vdlbusiness@vet.k-state.edu

Regular business hours:
8 am - 5 pm Mon.-Fri.
8 am - noon Sat.

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Sample Selection for Bovine Abortion Workups

Fresh Tissues (place in clean bags, i.e. whirlpacks)

  • lung
  • liver
  • kidney
  • lymph node
  • spleen
  • heart
  • thymus
  • placenta-2-3 sections with cotyledons (place in separate bag)

Fresh Fluids (place in individual sterile tubes)

  1. abomasal contents
  2. thoracic fluid

Fixed Tissues (place in formalin)

  1. placenta (4-5 sections)
  2. thyroid gland
  3. heart
  4. lung
  5. spleen
  6. liver
  7. kidney
  8. adrenal glands
  9. brain
  10. skeletal muscle (3 sections)

 

Additional Appropriate Tests

1) globe or ocular fluid (nitrate levels)

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