The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory offers three tests related to bovine respiratory disease testing.
Bovine respiratory disease, BRD, is a general term that describes a complex of viruses and bacteria. Each year, cattle producers spend an estimated $3 billion on prevention, treatment, and production losses associated with BRD.
The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, TVMDL offers two panels of tests specifically focused on detecting the viruses and bacteria that contribute to BRD. TVMDL also offers a serological panel to determine exposure to common pathogens associated with BRD. TVMDL encourages clients to schedule a consultation with one of the agency’s veterinary diagnosticians for more information on panel selection and/or result interpretation.
Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, TVMDL, tests thousands of specimens from clients across Texas, in neighboring states and around the world every business day, protecting the health of livestock, poultry, companion animals, exotic animals, racing animals and wildlife. Veterinarians, animal owners, animal industries and government agencies depend on TVMDL’s expertise for early detection and control of diseases. TVMDL also belongs to a nationwide network of laboratories that provide surge-testing, response and recovery capacity in the event of an animal disease outbreak. Over its history, TVMDL has played a critical role in recognizing and containing outbreaks of anthrax, avian inﬂuenza, chronic wasting disease, equine piroplasmosis and many other economically devastating animal diseases.
TVMDL has locations in College Station and Canyon:
483 Agronomy Road
College Station, TX 77843
3209 Russell Long Blvd.
Canyon, TX 79016
For inquires about available tests, specimen types, test prices, or turnaround times, please refer to the <a href="https://tvmdl.tamu.edu/tests/">TVMDL test catalog</a>. Clients may search the catalog by a test’s name or test code. The test catalog may also be accessed via the TVMDL Mobile app.
TVMDL does not see or treat animals. If you have clinical requests or need immediate assistance with an animal emergency, please contact a veterinary clinic.
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