California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory System


For information about the FDA Egg Safety Rule for producers with 3,000-49,000 laying hens, click here

View our new 2013 summary of backyard flock diseases.

The November issue of CAHFS CONNECTION is available. 

Unfortunately the CAHFS Toxicology section receives calls on a regular basis about possible malicious poisonings.


CAHFS role in One Health benefits Californians through our work on wildlife providing environmental monitoring and wildlife-domestic animal interface.


CAHFS is excited about providing services for our aquatic and aquaculture clients.


Drought can increase the risks of animal poisonings and nutritional imbalances. 



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.


Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

Up-to-date information on the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) outbreak in the United States can be found on the CA Dept. of Food & Agriculture web site at or the United States Dept. of Agriculture's web site at 

Mycoplasma PCR Panel Now Offered

CAHFS is now offering a Mycoplasma PCR panel for use on ruminant samples.  Click here for details.

Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory in the news

The Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory's role in protecting the integrity of California's horse racing is highlighted on the UC Davis News and Information website.  Read the complete article by clicking here.

CAHFS Connection

Check out CAHFS' monthly electronic newsletter, CAHFS CONNECTION.

Holiday Schedule

CAHFS will be closed on Thursday, November 26, 2015 in observance of Thanksgiving and will be open from 8 am to 12 noon on Friday, November 27, 2015 as it is a University of California holiday.  Please contact your laboratory to plan your testing needs accordingly.


CAHFS is accredited by AAVLD. For copy of accreditation certificate, click here. For additional information on the CAHFS Quality Program, click here.
The Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory is also accredited by A2LA (certificate #2205.01) in accordance with ISO 17025:2005.
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