Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

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Small Animal Toxins for Fall and Winter

Several small animal toxins are more common this time of year. This includes turkey leftovers and other everyday products.

List of Toxins



Bovine Abortion Results

KSVDL Bovine Abortion Diagnostic Results

Bovine abortion work ups can be very frustrating for producers, veterinarians, and diagnosticians because a “definitive diagnosis” is not always the result.

There are several reasons why this result might occur. 1) the disease organism may have come and gone, so the tests are negative. 2) the disease may have been so acute that lesions are not present. 3) some abortions are not pathogen related but involve issues with fetal growth and development.

In 2022, 21.6% of the abortion submissions resulted in a definitive diagnosis. If more than one fetus/set of tissues from a herd were submitted, the odds of a definitive diagnosis increased 1.6 times. If placenta was included in the submission, the odds of a definitive diagnosis increased 5.1 times!




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Rabies Laboratory

Our Rabies Laboratory is one of the highest-volume rabies serology centers in the world, providing both animal and human testing services and handling over 80,000 samples each year. The lab has extensive experience in measuring rabies antibodies by the fluorescent antibody virus neutralization (FAVN) test, rapid fluorescent focus inhibition test (RFFIT) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).

Learn about the Rabies Lab



Diagnostic and consultative services

The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory develops and delivers accurate, innovative and timely diagnostic and consultative services to the veterinary and animal health community in Kansas and the nation.