The Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health (DCPAH) is a full-service veterinary diagnostic laboratory offering more than 800 tests in 11 service sections. In the more than 30 years since its inception, DCPAH has become one of the country's premier veterinary diagnostic laboratories, handling more than 220,000 cases involving approximately 1.5 million tests annually.
The Michigan State University Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health is an invaluable professional resource, making quality, trusted, and comprehensive veterinary diagnostics widely available. Income from the laboratory is reinvested in teaching, research, and outreach for the purpose of protecting human and animal welfare domestically and around the world.
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White-nose Syndrome Confirmed in Bats in Michigan
Toxicology Assays Available
Johne's Rapid Liquid Culture Assays Available
Changes to Elements Reported in Three Mineral Profiles
Canine Circovirus Testing Available at DCPAH
Information on Canine Circovirus
TB Positive Feeder Heifer Traced From Saginaw to Arenac County
Trace Investigation Confirms Bovine TB in Offspring
Bovine TB traced to Saginaw County Dairy Cow
Pets & Poison Control: Making Your Home Safer
Increased Frequency for Reporting PTH and Ionized Calcium
Full AAVLD Accreditation Extended to 2017
New Client Education Resource: Chronic Kidney Disease
Three Compounds Removed from Anticoagulant Testing
Ticks & Tick-Borne Diseases
New Assay for Measurement of Calcitriol
MSU Reports Rare Case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Puppy
Canine Mast Cell Tumors and c-Kit PCR Testing Update
Leptospirosis: What Every Dog Owner Should Know
MSU researchers link pet food, dog illnesses nationwide
New Client Education Resource: Mast Cell Tumors in Dogs
Public Concerns about Dog Circovirus
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 22, 2013
LANSING, MI - Across the internet and blogosphere, dog owners from one side of the country to the other are talking about the media reports on dog circovirus. Many of these media reports represent dog circovirus as some sort of canine plague that will soon be killing dogs from coast to coast. Naturally dog owners are concerned about their pets' health and well-being and would like to protect them. Based on our current evidence, dog circovirus is not cause for panic.
As it has just recently been discovered, there is still much to learn about dog circovirus. However, based on the initial research from California (published in Emerging Infectious Diseases) and the work currently underway here at DCPAH, it is not clear that circovirus causes significant disease on its own. Why? The virus has been found in the feces of health dogs with no signs of illness. In addition, the majority of dogs showing signs of illness that test positive for circovirus are also infected with other bacteria and viruses known to cause disease.
Read more about our work on dog circovirus, including a retrospective analysis of old cases, by viewing the full statement.