Duck, Goose, Chicken & Game Bird Hatchery

Poultry Diagnostic Labs


Following is a list of state veterinary laboratories. They are practicing veterinarians that work exclusively with poultry and livestock. You can use a private veterinarian near you with expertise in poultry or contact one of these laboratories. Normally they are very helpful for an initial, free consultation on the phone. Of course for a more definitive analysis, they will probably want samples of sick or dead birds. If you decide to send them some birds, ask for the recommended shipping instructions. Live birds would have to be hand delivered. If you are sending in dead birds, it is best to collect them as soon after death as possible, put them in a plastic bag and put them in a refrigerator to immediately chill them. It is very difficult to perform an accurate necropsy with a shipped bird that has never been chilled. Without chilling, the bird starts to decompose immediately. The chilling retards this process. You can also put them in a freezer for quicker chilling but do not send a frozen bird.

Leave the birds in the plastic bag when you ship them. Place them in an inexpensive foam cooler you can buy at a grocery store and then put this in a cardboard box. Also place a couple of the "Blue Ice" type ice packs with the bird(s) to keep them cool in transit. It is much better if they arrive the next day, whether you use UPS, FedEx, US Mail or Greyhound. Oftentimes the lab has a reduced rate agreement with one of the carriers so if you get their account number you can put the shipping charge on the lab's account and then the lab will bill you for shipping charges later.

When you speak with them at the laboratory, ask their charges. Sometimes they have a minimum charge and it is the same charge to you whether you send 1 or 2 or 3 birds. Send as many birds as possible for a more accurate diagnosis. Do not take live birds to the lab that you expect to get back. Normally, their policy is to euthanize all birds that enter the premises. As many diseased birds arrive at the lab, they do not want you take home birds that may have been infected.
Alaska State Environmental Health Laboratory
5251 Hinkle Road
Anchorage, AK 99507 US
800-478-7243
fax: 907-929-7355
State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
1833 Industrial Boulevard
Boaz, AL 35957 US
256-593-2995
fax: 256-593-2996
State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Hinton Mitchem Poultry Diagnostic Laboratory
P.O. Box 409, 1001 College Road
Henceville, AL 35077-0409 US
256-352-8036
fax: 256-352-8038
Thompson Bishop Sparks State Diagnostic Laboratory
P.O. Box 2209
890 Simms Road
Auburn, AL 36831-2209 US
334-844-4987
fax: 334-826-3592
Arkansas Livestock & Poultry Commission Laboratory
1 Natural Resources Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205 US
501-907-2430
fax: 501-907-2410
Georges, Inc.
P.O. Drawer G
Springdale, AR 72764 US
479-927-7563
fax: 479-927-7575
The Poultry Federation Laboratory
P.O. Box 828
Springdale, AR 72764 US
479-521-8131
fax: 479-521-8134
University of Arkansas,Division of Agriculture
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
2200 West Dean Street
Springdale, AR 72705 US
479-575-5094
fax: 479-575-4832
Arizona Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
2831 North Freeway
Tucson, AZ 85721 US
520-621-2356
fax: 520-626-8696
California Animal Health & Food Safety
San Bernardino Branch Laboratory
105 West Central Avenue
P.O. Box 5579
San Bernardino, CA 92412-5579 US
909-383-4287
fax: 909-884-5980
California Animal Health & Food Safety
Turlock Branch Laboratory
P.O. Box 1522
Turlock, CA 95381 US
209-634-5837
fax: 209-667-4261
California Animal Health & Food Safety
Davis Branch Laboratory
P.O. Box 1770
Davis, CA 95617-1770 US
530-752-8700
fax: 530-752-6253
San Diego County Veterinarian Office
Building 4, County Operations Center
5555 Overland Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123-1219 US
619-694-2838
fax: 619-571-4268
Colorado State University
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
300 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO 80523 US
970-491-1281
fax: 970-491-0320
Colorado State University
Rocky Ford Branch Diagnostic Laboratory
27847 Road 21
Rocky Ford, CO 81067 US
719-254-6382
fax: 719-254-6055
Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab
University of Connecticut
61 North Eagleville Road
Storrs, CT 06269-3089 US
860-486-3738
fax: 860-486-3936
Department of Animal & Food Sciences
University of Delaware
531 South College Avenue
Newark, DE 19717 US
302-831-2524
fax: 302-831-2822
Lasher Poultry Laboratory
University of Delaware
16684 County Seat Highway
Georgetown, DE 19947 US
302-856-0446
fax: 302-856-1845
Poultry & Animal Health
Delaware Department of Agriculture
2320 South Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901 US
302-698-4500
fax: 302-697-4451
Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
Florida Department of Agriculture
2700 North John Young Parkway
P.O. Box 458006
Kissimmee, FL 34741 US
321-697-1400
fax: 321-697-1467
Georgia Poultry Laboratory- Forsyth
P.O. Box 6025
222 Industrial Park Road
Forsyth, GA 31029-6025 US
478-994-1219
fax: 478-994-1220
Georgia Poultry Laboratory- Glennville
Dr. Doug Anderson
1221 Downing Musgrove Road
Glennville, GA 30427 US
912-654-0504
fax: 912-654-0526
Georgia Poultry Laboratory-Camilla
400 Burson Road
Camilla, GA 31730 US
229-336-0001
fax: 229-336-0018
Georgia Poultry Laboratory-Carnesville
P.O. Box 672
159 A.T. Mauldin Drive
Carnesville, GA 30521 US
706-384-2387
fax: 706-384-2388
Georgia Poultry Laboratory-Dalton
410 North Park Road
Dalton, GA 30720 US
706-278-7306
fax: 706-227-7408
Georgia Poultry Laboratory-Oakwood
P.O. Box 20
Oakwood, GA 30566 US
770-535-5996
fax: 770-535-5941
Poultry Diagnostic & Research CenterLaboratory
University of Georgia
953 College Station Road
Athens, GA 30605 US
706-542-5644
fax: 706-542-5630
Drs. Koehnk & Feldman, LLP
1336 Main Street
P.O. Box 400
Jewell, IA 50130 US
515-827-5491
fax: 515-827-5648
USDA, National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL)
P.O. Box 844
Ames, IA 50010 US
515-663-7266
fax: 515-663-7397
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50010 US
515-294-1950
fax: 515-294-3564
Bureau of Disease Surveillance & Diagnostics
Old Penitentiary Road, Room 204
Boise, ID 83712 US
208-332-8570
fax: 208-334-4619
Illinois Department of Agriculture
Animal Disease Laboratory
2100 South Lake Storey Road
P.O. Box 2100X
Galesburg, IL 61402 US
309-344-2451
fax: 309-344-7358
Illinois Department of Agriculture
Animal Disease Laboratory
9732 Shattuc Road
Centralia, IL 62801-5858 US
618-532-6701
fax: 618-532-1195
University of Illinois
College of Veterinary Medicine
1225 VMBSB, 2001 South Lincoln
Urbana, IL 61801 US
217-333-1620
fax: 217-244-2439
Agricultural Center (SIPAC)
Heeke Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
11367 East Purdue Farm Road
Dubois, IN 47527 US
812-678-3401
fax: 812-678-3412
Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
Purdue University
406 South University
West Lafayette, IN 47907 US
765-494-7440
fax: 765-494-9181
Midwest Poultry Services
P.O. Box 307
Mentone, IN 46539 US
574-353-7651
fax: 574-353-7223
Kansas State University
Veterinary Clinical Services Building
1800 Denison Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66506 US
785-532-4244
fax: 785-532-4481
Murray State University
Breathitt Veterinary Center
715 North Drive
P.O Box 2000
Hopkinsville, KY 42241 US
270-886-3959
fax: 270-886-4295
University of Kentucky
Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center
1490 Bull Lea Road
P.O. Box 14125
Lexington, KY 40512-4125 US
859-253-0571
fax: 859-255-1624
Louisiana Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Skip Bertman Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803 US
225-578-9777
fax: 225-578-9784
Animal Health Laboratory
1840 Rosemont Avenue
Frederick, MD 21702-8212 US
301-694-1548
fax: 301-600-6111
Animal Health Laboratory
P.O. Box 2599
Salisbury, MD 21802 US
410-543-6610
fax: 410-543-6676
Perdue Technical Service Center Laboratory
31083 Old Ocean City Road
Salisbury, MD 21804 US
410-543-3231
fax: 410-543-3742
Animal Pathology Laboratory
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5735 US
207-581-2789
fax: 207-581-4430
Department of Agriculture
Division of Animal Health & Industry
28 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0028 US
207-287-3701
fax: 207-624-5044
Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory
Michigan State University
Disease Center for Population
4125 Beaumont Road
Lansing, MI 48810 US
517-353-0635
fax: 517-353-5096
Board of Animal Health,University of Minnesota
Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory
P.O. Box 126
622 Business Highway 71 NE
Willmar, MN 56201-0126 US
320-231-5170
fax: 320-231-6071
University of MinnesotaVeterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
College of Veterinary Medicine
1333 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 US
612-625-8787
fax: 612-624-8707
Missouri Department of Agriculture
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
P.O. Box 2510
701 North Miller Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802 US
417-895-6861
fax: 417-831-4766
Missouri Department of Agriculture
Animal Health Laboratory
216 El Mercado Plaza
Jefferson City, MO 65109 US
573-751-3460
fax: 573-751-5279
School of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
University of Missouri
P.O. Box 6023
Columbia, MO 65205 US
573-882-6811
fax: 573-882-1411
Mississippi Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
P.O. Box 97813
Pearl, MS 39288 US
601-932-6771
fax: 601-420-4716
South Central Poultry Research Laboratory
P.O. Box 5367
Mississippi State, MS 39762 US
662-320-7479
fax: 662-320-7589
Montana Department of Livestock
Diagnostic Laboratory Division
P.O. Box 997
Bozeman, MT 59771 US
406-994-4885
fax: 406-994-6344
Griffin Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
P.O. Box 2183
Monroe, NC 28111 US
704-289-6448
fax: 704-283-9660
Northwestern Animal DiseaseDiagnostic Laboratory
1689 North Bridge Street
Elkin, NC 28621 US
336-526-2499
fax: 336-526-2603
Rollins Animal Disease Laboratory
1031 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1031 US
919-733-3986
fax: 919-733-0454
Rose Hill Animal DiseaseDiagnostic Laboratory
P.O. Box 37
Rose Hill, NC 28458 US
910-289-2635
fax: 910-289-2070
Southeast Poultry Health Services, Inc
215 Horne Town Road
Polkton, NC 21835 US
704-272-7261
fax: 706-272-8973
Western Animal DiseaseDiagnostic Laboratory
P.O. Box 279
Arden, NC 28704 US
828-684-8188
fax: 828-687-3574
Department of Veterinary and Microbiology Sciences
North Dakota State University, Dept. 7690
State College Station
P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6060 US
701-231-7511
fax: 701-231-7514
Veterinary Diagnostic Center
Department of Veterinary Science
University of Nebraska, Room 151
Lincoln, NE 68583-0907 US
402-472-1434
fax: 402-472-3094
New Hampshire VeterinaryDiagnostic Laboratory
University of New Hampshire
Kendall Hall
Durham, NH 03824 US
603-862-2726
fax: 603-862-0179
New Jersey Department of Agriculture
Division of Animal Health Laboratory
CN 330
Trenton, NJ 08625 US
609-984-2250
fax: 609-777-8395
Veterinary Diagnostic Services
700 Camino de Salud NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106 US
505-841-2576
fax: 505-841-2518
Animal Diagnostic Laboratory
Nevada State Department of Agriculture
4780 East Idaho Street
Elko, NV 89801-3364 US
775-738-8076
fax: 775-738-2639
Animal Diagnostic Laboratory
Nevada State Department of Agriculture
405 South 21st Street
Sparks, NV 89431 US
775-688-1182 ext 232
fax: 775-353-3600
Duck Research Laboratory
P.O. Box 217
Eastport, NY 11941-0217 US
631-325-0600
fax: 631-325-1843
Poultry Diagnostic & Extension Services
NYS Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory
Cornell University
C4-121 Veterinary Medical Center, Box 5
Ithaca, NY 14853 US
607-253-3365
fax: 607-253-3384
Ohio Department of Agriculture
Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 US
614-728-6220
fax: 614-759-1467
Oklahoma State University
Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
Farm Road to Ridge Road
Stillwater, OK 74078-0622 US
405-744-6623
fax: 405-744-8612
State Department of Health Laboratory
P.O. Box 24106
Oklahoma City, OK 73124 US
405-271-5070
fax: 405-271-4850
Oregon Department of Agriculture
Animal Health Laboratory
635 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR 97301 US
503-986-4686
fax: 503-986-4688
Diagnostic Laboratory
State Veterinary Laboratory
2305 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110 US
717-787-8808
fax: 717-772-3895
Diagnostic Laboratory
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802 US
814-863-0837
fax: 814-865-3907
Diagnostic Laboratory
New Bolton Center
382 West Street Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348-1692 US
610-444-5800
fax: 610-444-5387
Rhode Island State HealthAnimal Disease Laboratory
Health Laboratory Building
50 Orms Street
Providence, RI 02904 US
401-222-5600
fax: 401-222-6064
Clemson UniversityLivestock Poultry Health Program
Veterinary Diagnostic Center
P.O. Box 102406
Columbia, SC 29224 US
803-788-2260
fax: 803-736-0885
Animal Disease Research &Diagnostic Laboratory
Veterinary Services Department
South Dakota State University
P.O. Box 2175
Brookings, SD 57007 US
605-688-5171
fax: 601-688-6003
C.E. Kord Animal Disease Laboratory
Ellington Agriculture Center
Box 40627
Melrose Station
Nashville, TN 37204 US
615-837-5125
fax: 615-837-5250
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996 US
865-974-8387
fax: 865-974-5640
Texas Veterinary Medical -Gonzales
Poultry Diagnostic Laboratory
P.O. Box 84
Gonzales, TX 78629 US
830-672-2834
fax: 830-672-2835
Texas Veterinary Medical Center
Poultry Diagnostic Laboratory
635 Malone Drive
Center, TX 75935 US
936-598-4451
fax: 936-598-2741
Texas Veterinary MedicalDiagnostic Laboratory
College Station
P.O. Drawer 3040
College Station, TX 77841-3040 US
979-845-4186
fax: 979-845-1794
Central Utah Animal Disease
Diagnostic Laboratory
1451 South Main Street
Nephi, UT 84648 US
435-623-1402
fax: 435-623-1548
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
950 East 1400 North
North Logan, UT 84341 US
435-797-1895
fax: 435-797-2805
Harrisonburg Regional Laboratory
261 Mount Clinton Pike
Harrisonburg, VA 22802 US
540-209-9120
fax: 540-432-1357
Ivor Regional Laboratory
34591 General Mahone Blvd
Ivor, VA 23866 US
757-859-6221
fax: 757-859-6428
Lynchburg Regional Laboratory
4832 Tyreeanna Road
Lynchburg, VA 24504 US
804-947-2518
fax: 804-947-2577
Warrenton Regional Laboratory
272 Academy Hill Road
Warrenton, VA 22186 US
540-347-6385
fax: 540-347-6404
Wytheville Regional Laboratory
250 Cassell Road
Wytheville, VA 24382 US
276-228-5501
fax: 276-223-0384
Vermont Department ofAgriculture Laboratories
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671-0101 US
802-244-4510
fax: 802-241-3008
Avian Health & Food Safety Laboratory
Washington State University
2607 West Pioneer
Puyallup, WA 98371-4990 US
253-445-4536
fax: 253-445-4544
Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
445 Easterday Lane
Madison, WI 53706 US
608-262-5432
fax: 847-574-8085
Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory-Barron
1521 East Guy Avenue
Barron, WI 54812-1207 US
715-637-3151
fax: 715-637-9220
West Virginia Department of Agriculture
Animal Health Division
60-B Moorefield Industrial Park Road
Moorefield, WV 26836 US
304-538-2397
fax: 304-538-7088
State Veterinary Laboratory
1174 Snowy Range Road
Laramie, WY 82070 US
307-742-6638
fax: 307-721-2051