2023 Animal Diagnostic Lab Practitioners Meeting

April 4, 2023

The Penn State Animal Diagnostic Lab will be offering a Practitioners Meeting on April 25, 2023 at the Penn State Conference Center

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD, has been named Resident Director of the Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL) effective March 1, 2023

March 7, 2023

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD, Research Professor, and Veterinary Extension and Field Investigation Team Leader in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at Penn State University has been named Resident Director of the Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL) effective March 1, 2023. The ADL, part of the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences, is a member of the Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System (PADLS).

Pennsylvania Highly pathogenic avian influenza task force is recognized

November 7, 2022

Congratulations Dr. Eva Pendleton For Receiving Prestigious CA Botterff Award

August 8, 2022

ACPV Recognizes Dr. Cori (Steimling) Robinson as New Diplomate at the AAAP Meeting

August 8, 2022

The Animal Diagnostic Lab Would Like to Welcome Dr. Kayla Niel to Our Team of Avian Pathologists

June 6, 2022

Dr. Kayla Niel will be joining the Penn State Animal Diagnostic Laboratory on July 1, 2022 as an Avian Diagnostic and Outreach Veterinarian.

PA HPAI Hotline

April 28, 2022

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has created a hotline that poultry owners can call if you suspect your poultry is infected with avian influenza.

2022 Practitioners’ Meeting

March 24, 2022

2022 Practitioners’ Meeting Hosted by the Animal Diagnostic Laboratory at Penn State University Emphasis on Diseases of Small-Scale Swine Production Tuesday April 26, 2022, 8:30a – 4:30p

Secretary Of Agriculture Advises Vigilance To Pennsylvania Poultry Owners To Protect Against Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

February 24, 2022

​Harrisburg, PA – The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal Health and Plant Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed findings of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in birds within the United States. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture reminds Pennsylvanians to stay vigilant and review biosecurity practices.

Animals should not pose coronavirus threat to pet owners, farmers

April 15, 2020

Standard precautions can help reduce potential risk to animals and people. Animals should not pose coronavirus threat to pet owners, farmers.

Attention Veterinary Practitioners

April 6, 2018

The Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (PADLS-PSU), invite you and the veterinarians in your practice to attend our annual Veterinary Practitioner’s Meeting.

Veterinary Forensics: Investigation, Evidence Collection, and Expert Testimony

April 4, 2018

Forensic Pathology Book Released

February 26, 2018

Veterinary Forensic Pathology Volumes I and II, is a two volume set published by Springer International and is the first textbook published in the field of veterinary forensic pathology.

Congratulations Dr. Dunn

January 17, 2018

Bats and flu viruses- Penn State researchers show influenza receptors in bats for the first time

April 6, 2017

A recently published study from Veterinary and Biomedical Science researchers at Penn State could pave the way to better understand the ecology and evolution of influenza viruses.

Hattel is 2017 recipient of Faculty Outreach Award

April 5, 2017

Arthur L. Hattel, clinical professor of veterinary pathology in the College of Agricultural Sciences, has received the 2017 Faculty Outreach Award. The award honors faculty who have positively and substantially affected individuals, organizations or communities through problem solving or development as a result of extending their scholarship.

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)

March 13, 2017

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