New Diagnostic Laboratory Slated to Open in 2018

The new Cooperative Extension Diagnostic and Research Laboratory will facilitate:

  • The expansion of the animal diagnostic program to work on large mammals, including horses, cattle and wildlife, to aid in the detection, diagnosis and management of emerging diseases;
  • The screening of ticks for Lyme disease and other disease-causing organisms;
  • Statewide mosquito monitoring and a disease prevention/awareness program to combat the spread of mosquito-borne diseases;
  • Increased monitoring for invasive pests of landscapes, forests and gardens; and
  • Cooperation with veterinarians to enhance detection and management of preventable diseases in domestic animals.

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