June 2018

New Fees Effective July 1, 2018

KSVDL will have an updated fee schedule effective July 1, 2018. Most prices will increase slightly, but some will remain the same. After July 1, please visit www.ksvdl.org and select the “Test and Fees” link to see the current prices. As always, we do not charge an accession fee nor do we have in-state/out-of-state price differentials. Thank you for choosing KSVDL for your diagnostic testing needs.

Tick Borne Disease Serology Screen

A definitive diagnosis of specific tick-borne diseases can be difficult due to the wide variation in disease onset, the variable clinical signs exhibited, and the variation in response to therapy.

  • Lyme disease is transmitted by the deer tick, causing stiffness, lameness, swollen joints, loss of appetite, fatigue, and possibly fever.

  • Canine ehrlichiosis is transmitted by the brown dog tick. The various symptoms include fever, loss of appetite, depression, weight loss, runny eyes and nose, swollen limbs, and possibly bleeding.

  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever is carried by the American dog tick, the wood tick, and the lone star tick. The symptoms include fever, stiffness, neurological problems, and possibly skin lesions.

A tick-borne disease screening panel can be very helpful in identifying the causative tick-transmitted agent.

Sample: Serum in a preservative-free sterile tube

Test Schedule: Thursday and Friday

Estimated Turnaround: 2-3 days

New Videos on the KSVDL YouTube Channel

Polioencephalomalacia (PEM) in Cattle

Heat Treatment for Heartworm Testing

Staining Cytology Samples for Evaluation Prior to Submission

To view all the available videos on our channel, please follow this link:


If you have questions, please contact KSVDL Client Care at 866-512-5650 or clientcare@vet.k-state.edu

Veterinary Continuing Education Programs and Holiday Schedule
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