Laboratory Animal Diagnostics
The Louisiana State University
School of Veterinary Medicine offers specialized diagnostic services for
laboratory animals, including: 1) serological screening for common
pathogens of mice and rats which may be required as part of a rodent health
surveillance program, 2) complete pathological services including gross,
microscopic, and biopsy evaluation of all rodent species and rabbits, 3)
bacteriological culture and identification of respiratory, enteric, and/or lesional organisms, and 4)
parasitological services, including recovery and identification of endoparasites
and ectoparasites found during gross necropsies or in submitted fecal specimens
from all rodent species and rabbits.
The "Laboratory Animal
Diagnostics" service is under the direction of Rhett W. Stout, DVM, PhD,
Dipl. ACLAM, and is a joint effort between the Division of Laboratory Animal
Medicine, the Department of Veterinary Pathology, and the Louisiana State
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. It is the intent of the laboratory
to offer several health profile packages which will meet the needs of most
research institutions. These profiles are intended to provide a high
quality, rapid, reliable, and reasonably priced service. Individual
services and special requests may also be arranged for any of the above areas.
The advantages of our service include:
Rapid results--serology done
on Fridays; other tests as received.
Serum samples do not require
predilution--sera will be diluted at the time of processing.
Live animals or carcasses can
We offer several convenient
profiles to choose from , and at excellent prices.
For further information, please
contact us at 225-578-9643.