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  • About: Animal Health Diagnostic Center
    fee catalog Select the criteria below All Species Amphibian Avian Bovine Camelidae Canine Caprine Cervidae Equine Feline Ferret Fish Mammal Other Ovine Porcine Primate Reptile All Lab Sections Anatomic Pathology Avian Diagnostics Bacteriology Brucellosis Clinical Pathology Comparative Coagulation Endocrinology Molecular Diagnostics Parasitology Quality Milk Production Referral Serology Toxicology Virology All Test Types Infectious Non Infectious AAVLD Accreditation The Animal Health Diagnostic Center AHDC is a member laboratory of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians AAVLD The AAVLD has established quality assurance expectations for its member laboratories AAVLD s Requirements for an Accredited Medical Diagnostic Version 5 0 September 15 2010 incorporates by reference the World Organization for Animal Health Office International des Epizooties OIE document OIE Quality Standard and Guidelines for Veterinary Laboratories Infectious Diseases from the Standards Commission of the Office International des Epizooties 2008 as a guide to specific requirements for accreditation The OIE Quality Standard origin is from the ISO IEC 17025 1999 Quality Standard for the General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories The purpose of AAVLD accreditation is to accredit public veterinary diagnostic laboratories in North America relative to technical and operational competence compatible with appropriate standards and to provide an administrative assessment An accredited laboratory is one that is capable of providing a full range of diagnostic services year round The disciplines include clinical pathology bacteriology mycology virology parasitology serology toxicology necropsy and histopathology testing services The AHDC has been a leader in establishing guidelines that are compliant with AAVLD accreditation requirements and has generated numerous documents to comply with them This accreditation involves the assessment of all procedures protocols and facilities as well as the educational status of laboratory staff directors professionals and technical and clerical staff A quality assurance program in a veterinary laboratory is essential for the

    Original URL path: https://ahdc.vet.cornell.edu/about/accreditation.cfm (2015-06-03)
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  • About: Animal Health Diagnostic Center
    Anatomic Pathology within the Department of Biomedical Sciences Anatomical Pathology consists of many faculty and staff supporting three laboratories immunohistochemistry within Cornell s veterinary hospital complex necropsy and histopathology both of which are located within the AHDC Their valuable diagnostic testing services include necropsy examination histopathology biopsy evaluation and diagnostic immunohistochemistry As part of Cornell University the AHDC is actively involved in campus wide collaborations in order to develop new tests and new diagnostic technologies in order to provide its clients the highest quality state of the art testing services Quality System The AHDC has implemented a Quality System to document management policies and principles supported by AAVLD OIE 2008 ISO 17025 2205 the Food and Drug Administration Codes of Federal Regulations and the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service The objective of this quality system is to deliver reliable traceable test results to our clients We adhere to all management and technical requirements as defined in our quality system to guide our organization towards continual improvement We involve our staff and faculty at all levels of our organization in the implementation of our quality system Testing is performed according to authorized and approved standard operating procedures We carry out internal and external quality audits to ensure compliance with the standards we meet for accreditation and or review Staff are qualified and trained to provide quality test results for our clients and to operate and utilize all aspects of our quality system for continual improvement Records are in place and updated as needed to verify employee competency We write corrective action reports when the quality of our test results at any point do not meet or adhere to the requirements we have put in place Root cause analysis is documented and laboratory management reviews and approves corrective action plans Equipment is regularly maintained calibrated and checked against performance criteria Quality control of testing is planned and reviewed and may include one or more of the following depending on the test Review of all statistical quality control to monitor for shifts and or trends Positive and Negative controls for qualitative testing Internal quality control Replicate testing Re testing of retained specimens or samples Participation of intra laboratory comparison Proficiency testing We maintain quality records of our corrective and preventive actions internal audits and management review reports as well as all technical and quality related supportive documentation We use AAVLD accredited referral laboratories when we subcontract testing services whenever possible Our Quality Milk Production Service QMPS program uses only QMPS regional laboratories for testing services that meet ISO 17025 2005 accredited test methods The AHDC has established an Executive Board that includes rotating Laboratory Section Heads from Laboratory Operations AHDC Veterinary Support Services Microbiology Sections A and B Clinical and Analytical Services Quality Milk Production Services Business Operations Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences and Anatomic Pathology within the Department of Biomedical Sciences In addition one AHDC staff member sits on the Executive Board representing the AHDC staff

    Original URL path: https://ahdc.vet.cornell.edu/about/QA.cfm (2015-06-03)
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  • About: Animal Health Diagnostic Center
    Disease Bacteriology Mycology Clinical Pathology Comparative Coagulation Endocrinology Molecular Diagnostics Parasitology Quality Milk QMPS Serology Immunology Toxicology Virology Programs CEM Quarantine NYSCHAP Referrals Veterinary Support Services Resources AHDC Research About AHDC About AHDC People Giving About AHDC Hours and Contacts Directions AHDC Mission Statement Organizational Chart AAVLD Accreditation Quality Systems National Animal Health Lab Network Contact AHDC Test Search Perform a search of our test and fee catalog Select the criteria below All Species Amphibian Avian Bovine Camelidae Canine Caprine Cervidae Equine Feline Ferret Fish Mammal Other Ovine Porcine Primate Reptile All Lab Sections Anatomic Pathology Avian Diagnostics Bacteriology Brucellosis Clinical Pathology Comparative Coagulation Endocrinology Molecular Diagnostics Parasitology Quality Milk Production Referral Serology Toxicology Virology All Test Types Infectious Non Infectious National Animal Health Laboratory Network NAHLN When a large scale animal disease outbreak occurs tracking its progress and performing diagnostic tests on thousands of diagnostic samples is a big challenge To get the job done it is very important that all the parties involved Federal agencies and laboratories managed by State governments and universities communicate and collaborate effectively The National Animal Health Laboratory Network NAHLN now forms part of a nationwide strategy to coordinate the work of all organizations

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  • Contagious Equine Metritis
    x 17ft and are constructed of 2 x 6 tongue in groove pine Each stall has a stall mat on the floor to increase comfort and safety We also have indoor and outdoor turn out areas The indoor turn out area is 40ft x 60ft and the outside paddocks are even larger Horses are turned out daily in the outdoor paddock and during inclement weather horses are turned out in the indoor arena What is Contagious equine metritis CEM USDA APHIS VS defines CEM as a transmissible exotic venereal disease of horses caused by the bacterium Taylorella equigenitalis CEM is a serious disease because it is highly contagious When coupled with the fact that mares can be bred only during certain seasons CEM can have a devastating effect on equine reproductive efficiency Should CEM become established in the United States the horse industry would suffer great economic losses How is CEM transmitted CEM is commonly transmitted directly during sexual intercourse between undetected CEM positive breeding mares and stallions Transmission may also occur indirectly by artificial insemination or contact with fomites such as contaminated hands or instruments Outbreaks usually occur at breeding facilities following international horse shipments Undetected carrier mares and stallions are the source of infection for acute outbreaks of the disease During the breeding season a carrier stallion may infect several mares before the disease is suspected or diagnosed Can it be treated The mare cannot be successfully treated until the CEM bacteria clear from the uterus a process that may take several months The external genitalia of the mare and stallion can be treated with disinfectants and antibiotics Once daily for 5 consecutive days the external genitalia should be gently scrubbed with 2 percent chlorhexidine in a mild detergent solution and rinsed with a warm saline solution The

    Original URL path: https://ahdc.vet.cornell.edu/CEM/index.cfm (2015-06-03)
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  • Forms
    CEM Quarantine NYSCHAP Referrals Veterinary Support Services Resources AHDC Research About AHDC About AHDC People Giving Contagious Equine Metritis CEM Home Forms Services Fees Testimonials FAQ General Contact Information The CEM Crew Contact AHDC Test Search Perform a search of our test and fee catalog Select the criteria below All Species Amphibian Avian Bovine Camelidae Canine Caprine Cervidae Equine Feline Ferret Fish Mammal Other Ovine Porcine Primate Reptile All Lab

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  • Services
    AHDC About AHDC People Giving Contagious Equine Metritis CEM Home Forms Services Fees Testimonials FAQ General Contact Information The CEM Crew Contact AHDC Test Search Perform a search of our test and fee catalog Select the criteria below All Species Amphibian Avian Bovine Camelidae Canine Caprine Cervidae Equine Feline Ferret Fish Mammal Other Ovine Porcine Primate Reptile All Lab Sections Anatomic Pathology Avian Diagnostics Bacteriology Brucellosis Clinical Pathology Comparative Coagulation Endocrinology Molecular Diagnostics Parasitology Quality Milk Production Referral Serology Toxicology Virology All Test Types Infectious Non Infectious Optional Services Insurance Exam 60 Additional Tests and Vaccines EVA blood test EIA EWT WNV EEE WEE Exercise Options Available We recommend If Only Farm Equestrian Center for your horse s exercising needs From hand walking and lunging to riding they do it all All arrangements for exercising are done directly between the owner and If Only Farm Please contact them directly Bill Susan Lowe 607 347 4615 or online at http www ifonlyfarm com Cornell Farrier Services Blanket Rental 25 per stay month Visit Photo Update Service if you cannot visit your horse we can visit for you Visits can include additional handling and attention We can also email photos and updates

    Original URL path: https://ahdc.vet.cornell.edu/CEM/services.cfm (2015-06-03)
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  • Fees
    Contact Information The CEM Crew Contact AHDC Test Search Perform a search of our test and fee catalog Select the criteria below All Species Amphibian Avian Bovine Camelidae Canine Caprine Cervidae Equine Feline Ferret Fish Mammal Other Ovine Porcine Primate Reptile All Lab Sections Anatomic Pathology Avian Diagnostics Bacteriology Brucellosis Clinical Pathology Comparative Coagulation Endocrinology Molecular Diagnostics Parasitology Quality Milk Production Referral Serology Toxicology Virology All Test Types Infectious Non

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  • Testimonials
    NYSCHAP Referrals Veterinary Support Services Resources AHDC Research About AHDC About AHDC People Giving Contagious Equine Metritis CEM Home Forms Services Fees Testimonials FAQ General Contact Information The CEM Crew Contact AHDC Testimonials Hear what others have to say about our services facilities and the CEM Crew I am loving every moment of this wonderful mare I bought thanks so much to all that helped with her at Cornell Wamira

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