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What is an antibiogram?

The antibiogram is a summary of antimicrobial susceptibilities of bacterial isolates submitted to WSVL. We will provide annual antibiograms to assist our clients in determining antibiotic therapy prior to knowing the susceptibility information.


Disease Updates

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Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RDHV2) Updates and Information

Rabbit hemorrhagic disease (RHDV2) is a fatal disease of rabbits and is considered a foreign animal disease in the US. This is a non-zoonotic disease, affecting both wild and domestic rabbits. It is now considered "Stable endemic" in Wyoming. Testing rabbits is key to monitoring the disease spread.


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Midwestern Pet Foods Voluntarily Recalls Pet Food Recall for Aflatoxin Health Risk

Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc., of Evansville, IN is issuing a voluntary recall of the listed dog and cat food products due to tests indicating levels of Aflatoxin that exceed acceptable limits. Products were distributed nationally to online distributors and retail stores. There have been reports of illnesses and deaths in dogs associated with the below listed lots of Sportmix High Energy. No cat or human illnesses have been reported.


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Elk Tests Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in Grand Teton National Park

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Wildlife Health Laboratory confirmed on December 16 that an elk in Grand Teton National Park tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). The cow elk was harvested by a participant in the park’s elk reduction program and tissue samples were collected as part of the park’s mandatory testing program. This is the first elk to test positive for CWD in northwest Wyoming and in close proximity to elk feedgrounds.


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Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory

1174 Snowy Range Rd

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: 307-766-9925

Toll Free: 1-800-442-8331

Fax: 307-721-2051

Email: vetrec@uwyo.edu

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