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March 14, 2014 

Note to AHL-Kemptville clients:


The changes announced yesterday for the University of Guelph’s Kemptville College will have no effect on service provided to clients in eastern Ontario by the Animal Health Laboratory site in Kemptville. AHL-Kv will continue to be open for business and can be contacted by phone at 613-258-8320. General email enquiries can be directed to . The AHL User’s Guide and Fee Schedule can be accessed at


February 24, 2014

Our March 2014 newsletter is now available online. Please find it in our Publications section or by clicking, here.


January 24, 2014

PEDV testing at the AHL 


December 2, 2013

Our December 2013 newsletter is now available online. Please find it in our Publications section or by clicking, here


December 2, 2013 

AHL adopts a new telephone system in Specimen Reception.  For details click here.


November 1, 2013

AHL Guelph's Specimen Reception operating hours will change effective October 28th 2013.  New hours will be 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.  For details click here. 

October 17, 2013

Disease Surveillance Plan (DSP)

The Animal Health Laboratory has been awarded funding for a Disease Surveillance Plan (DSP) by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Ministry of Rural Affairs, as part of the OMAF/MRA - UofG Agreement for 2013-2018.

This funding is intended to enhance animal disease surveillance within Ontario, further develop AHL testing capabilities, and integrate Ontario data into the national surveillance framework.  For more information see:


October 10, 2013

Test results can be viewed online by going to our Client Access tab above or you may click here to view test results.


October 3, 2013


Canine Circovirus
There have been recent reports from Ohio about the possibility of canine circovirus being implicated in acute gastroenteritis. There are several agents that may cause these signs.
In the event of an unexplained death due to acute gastroenteritis, AHL would recommend a full and detailed post mortem to determine the cause of death.
The implication of canine circovirus being involved is currently being investigated at a research level but the complete causal association has not been determined.

September 7, 2013

Our September 2013 newsletter is now available online. Please find it in our Publications section or by clicking, here.


August 13, 2013

Please see the update on PEDv testing at AHL in LabNote 24 on the Publications page of our website.

Dr. Davor Ojkic and the Virology lab have adapted the PEDV PCR into a multiplex PCR that will identify PEDV, TGEV, PRCV coronaviruses.  If PEDV PCR is requested, we will be using this multiplex PCR.  We have also added a table and notes for a workup and sample selection in an undifferentiated neonatal piglet diarrhea.

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