Diagnostic Laboratories


Purdue’s first-of-its-kind vector-borne disease panel screens for 22 different pathogens in a single test

Friday, July 15th, 2022 - A diagnostic panel developed by researchers in Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine will enable its Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL) to screen for 22 different vector-borne pathogens in a single test.



Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory Receives CLIA Recertification

Friday, June 24th, 2022 - Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, we can now reflect on how far we’ve come. A significant part of the pandemic response took place on university campuses and Purdue University soon emerged as a shining example of how to safely re-open for in-person instruction in part because of the pivotal role played by the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory.



“Purdue LIVE” Session at PVM Engages URM Students from University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in STEM Research

Friday, April 8th, 2022 - Six students from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) recently visited the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine for “Purdue LIVE”, a program in which students solved cases through the use of laboratory and other specialized methods.



Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Continues in the News Even as Cases End in Indiana: Here’s What You Need to Know

Friday, April 1st, 2022 - Even as poultry cases have ceased in Indiana as of March 2, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) continues to make headlines in other parts of the country. The United States houses the strongest avian influenza surveillance program in the world, of which the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at Purdue University is an essential part. Dr. Geoffrey Lossie, avian diagnostician and director of veterinary extension, who coordinated testing at the ADDL during this year’s HPAI outbreak, provides valuable advice on the disease with recommendations for poultry farmers in handling suspected cases in their own flocks.



Purdue Veterinary Medicine Represented at Indiana Pork Producers Taste of Elegance Event

Friday, March 4th, 2022 - Chefs got creative with their submissions in an annual cooking competition held by the Indiana Pork Producers Association at the Indiana Roof Ballroom, where representatives of Indiana agriculture and the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine recognized the importance of the state’s swine industry.



ADDL Showcased at Indiana State Poultry Association Annual Banquet

Friday, February 18th, 2022 - “An Evening Under the Stars with the Indiana State Poultry Association” was the theme for the association’s Annual Banquet last week at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis, where a special display showcased the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory.



ADDL Conducts Testing as Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza is Confirmed by USDA in Indiana Commercial Turkey Flock

Friday, February 11th, 2022 - Utilizing testing completed by the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial turkey flock in Dubois County, Indiana. This is the first confirmed case of HPAI in commercial poultry in the United States since 2020.



Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory Sequencing Technology Identifies COVID-19 Variants on Campus

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 - The dedicated work of the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory team at Purdue University took on an added dimension of importance in 2020 as the facility performed the necessary validation work to start testing human samples for COVID-19 in support of the Protect Purdue initiative. The ADDL’s role grew even more significant this year as the University sought help identifying COVID-19 variants.



PVM is Represented at Midwest Pork Conference

Friday, December 10th, 2021 - When the 2021 Midwest Pork Conference convened Tuesday, December 7, for a day-long program at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, Ind., the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine was represented with a booth showcasing the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital and the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory.  The Midwest Pork Conference is an annual event that includes a yearly economic update, educational sessions on issues important to pork producers, a swine specific trade show, and industry networking opportunities.



Campus Support Staff Advisory Committee Puts ADDL Technician Jacob Seay in Spotlight

Friday, December 10th, 2021 - Meet Jacob Seay, a toxicology technician in the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. Jacob also is a member of the Campus Support Staff Advisory Committee (CSSAC), which recently recognized him in the Campus Connection newsletter’s “Member Spotlight,” showcasing his work with the ADDL and his service on the committee.




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