Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory offers 18 nutritional tests to detect minerals and metals in different animal specimens or water samples.
The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Testing, TVMDL, offers multiple tests to assess an animal’s nutritional needs or conditions that may be a result of poor nutrition. Using a variety of sample types, TVMDL can determine mineral, metal, and vitamin levels. This information can be used by veterinarians and/or animal owners to develop nutritional plans, assess herd health, address health concerns, and more.
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.
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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