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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.

diagnostics for veterinary nurses

October 2019

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Testing in Cervids

The CDC completed a study suggesting non-human primates could become infected by consuming meat from CWD-infected deer or elk. Although not proven, such studies suggest that humans may be susceptible to infection if infected meat is consumed.

KSVDL offers a CWD sampling kit that includes submission materials and supplies. To order a kit please call KSVDL Client Care at 866-512-5650 or email at clientcare@vet.k-state.edu.

Test charge is $28.00 per animal and turnaround time is 3-4 days. An additional processing charge of $15.00 will be added, if the whole head is submitted.

Watch the short video below for further instructions on collection and packaging.

 

 

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