TVMDL offers timely and accurate diagnostic tests for Tritrichomonas foetus, the parasite that causes bovine trichomoniasis, or trich.
The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, TVMDL, offers timely and accurate diagnostic tests for Tritrichomonas foetus, the parasite that causes bovine trichomoniasis, or trich. Trich causes abortions and infertility, and unless properly identified with diagnostic testing, can cost the state’s cattle producers millions.
TVMDL employs the most current technology available utilizing real-time polymerase chain reaction (rtPCR) testing. Clients may also submit trich samples for culture. Samples can be submitted using an In-Pouch or direct smegma.
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 TVMDL test catalog. 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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