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  • New Laboratory Director Hired - The Department of Agriculture and Industries welcomes Dr. David Pugh as the Director of the  State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory System.  Dr. Pugh comes to us from the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and is one of the first charter parasitologists of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists.  He earned his BSA,  DVM, and  MS degrees from the University of Georgia, and his MAg in Agricultural Entomology (External Pararsites) from Auburn University. He received post-DVM training at Virginia Tech (Equine Clinical Nutrition) and Texas A & M University (Theriogenology). He is a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenology (1986), the American College of Veterinary Nutrition (1992), and the American College of Veterinary Microbiology (Parasitology 2011).
  • Tests Discontinued Effective January 2013 - As of January 23, 2013 we have discontinued testing for fumonisin, zearalenone, and deoxynivalenol (vomitoxin) at the Alabama Diagnostic Laboratories. These tests are available, either forwarded by us or by submitting directly to the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center.
  • Toxic Algae Threaten Livestock Health - Maintaining health herds is fundamental for producers. Livestock health can be negatively affected by a number of factors including drinking water quality. Although delivery methods vary, man-made ponds serve as an important source of drinking water and cooling for livestock around Alabama. 


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