29 Jul WVDL Discontinues Swine Rope Testing
The Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Lab (WVDL) has discontinued swine oral fluid testing for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) and swine enteric coronavirus disease (SECD) polymerase chain reactions (PCRs) due to the low number of samples received and the high cost of reagents and supplies.
Veterinarians are now asked to submit their samples directly to the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory or the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Shipping and submission instructions, testing fees and testing schedules can be found on their websites.
In addition, The WVDL is no longer stocking rope-testing kits. Veterinarians and swine owners can order the testing kits here. The University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory also has homemade testing kit options. See their website for details.