As a reminder to our clients, shell egg producers with at least 3,000 but fewer than 49,999 laying hens must now comply with FDA's Egg Safety Rule.
More information about this requirement is available by clicking here.
The March issue of CAHFS CONNECTION is available.
Also a special article on drought-related poisonings and nutritional risks is now available.
Check out the Pet Intoxications Special Edition of CAHFS CONNECTION.
Key facts about equine botulism are available by clicking here.
Bluetongue virus is a common disease seen primarily in sheep and occasionally in cattle. For more information on Bluetongue virus click here.
The California Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS) Laboratory System is the backbone of California's warning system that helps to protect the health of California's livestock and poultry. CAHFS serves the people of California by safeguarding the public health with rapid and reliable diagnoses for animal diseases affecting humans. CAHFS operates in partnership with the CDFA, UC Davis, California, veterinarians, and livestock and poultry producers.
Correction to the SF Gate Backyard Chicken Article
Please note that the SF Gate Article, “Keeping the lead out of backyard eggs,” contains an error regarding the cost of lead testing at CAHFS. The correct fee is $39.50, not $31.70.
Credit Cards Now Accepted
CAHFS now accepts visa or mastercard. Please call (530) 752-4613 if you wish to pay for services by credit card.
Salmonella testing in pets
As part of the national investigation and pet food recall related to the Salmonella Infantis, CAHFS laboratory at all 4 locations can perform testing on feces or vomitus from affected or at risk pets at our standard rates. Pet food testing can also be performed at our Davis site. Information from CDC on the recall and testing is available for veterinarians at http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/dog-food-05-12/vet-info.html.
Lab Tests & Fees
Effective September 1, 2013, CAHFS will charge $6 for the West Nile virus (WNV) IgM ELISA as this will no longer be subsidized by the California Department of Public Health.
Effective May 1, 2013, CAHFS will be the official testing lab for CEM in California, assuming responsibility for testing from the UCD VMTH. Click here for a submission form.
Check out CAHFS monthly electronic newsletter, CAHFS CONNECTION.
A special article on drought related poisonings and nutritional risks by Drs. Poppenga and Puschner is now available by clicking here.
CAHFS will be open but will have limited services on Friday, March 28, 2014 in observance of Cesar Chavez day Please contact your laboratory to plan your testing needs accordingly.