TVMDL Amarillo offers PEDV IFA

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The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory in Amarillo now offers an immunofluorescence assay (IFA) test for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDV). The PEDV IFA allows TVMDL diagnosticians to detect antibodies to the virus using a … [Read more...]

Resident director of TVMDL’s East Texas poultry diagnostic lab earns Vice Chancellor’s Award

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Dr. Randle Moore, the resident director of the East Texas poultry diagnostic laboratory operated by the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, has received the annual Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence from Texas A&M … [Read more...]

Veterinary-track students tour TVMDL’s College Station lab during career-development event

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Students from a Dallas-area high school toured TVMDL’s College Station lab during a Dec. 12 career event. The event exposed the students to a wide range of opportunities in veterinary medicine. It also allowed them to meet and observe veterinary … [Read more...]

How TVMDL helps to protect Texas and the southwestern U.S. from biological disaster

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MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR When it comes to preparing Texas and the Southwest for disaster, we have an important job at the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. We focus on the disasters that may result from outbreaks of … [Read more...]

TVMDL professionals invited to take part in AAVLD/USAHA presentations

Several TVMDL professionals were invited to make presentations during the 55th American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD)/115th Annual United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) joint meeting held in Greensboro, N.C., … [Read more...]

TAMUTimes: Texas benefits from TVMDL director’s Auburn education

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From the Oct. 25 issue of Texas A&M University's daily e-newsletter, the TAMUTimes: In the mid-1990s, Tammy Beckham was a professional, classical musician. As a French horn player and a pianist, she performed with a symphonic orchestra. … [Read more...]

TVMDL diagnosticians greet veterinarians and answer questions at Southwest Veterinary Symposium

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Over the weekend, TVMDL used the Southwest Veterinary Symposium in Dallas as an opportunity to touch base with veterinarians from across the region. This year, we sent Dr. Roger Parker, deputy agency director; Dr. Robert Sprowls, resident director … [Read more...]

Sept. 20 presentation: How to better protect horse health during equine events

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WICHITA FALLS -- TVMDL Extension veterinarian Dr. Terry Hensley will explain how organizers of equine events can better protect the health of participating horses during a presentation for the Wichita County Extension Horse Committee on Thursday, … [Read more...]

Help ensure that swine remain healthy during the coming fair and rodeo season

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ATTENTION SWINE EXHIBITORS: The 2012 Texas fair and rodeo season is right around the corner. The Texas Pork Producers Association, the Texas Animal Health Commission and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service would like to share important … [Read more...]