News Alerts & Announcements

01/12/2018: The AAVLD Committee granted the Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System full accreditation through December 31, 2022.

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09/15/2015: The Penn State Extension provides information about the Avian Influenza and guidance in biosecurity measures.

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03/27/2015: The USDA provides biosecurity recommendations to protect poultry flocks from avian influenza.

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03/27/2015: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture provides guidance regarding avian influenza.

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Due to sudden and unforeseen restrictions imposed by rendering plants on the acceptance of barbiturate-euthanized animals, costs of body disposal at PADLS New Bolton Center (NBC) have markedly increased, necessitating immediate fee increases. Beginning August 1, 2019, PADLS disposal fees for all carcasses will be implemented as follows:

  • $10 for less than 25 pounds
  • $21 for 26 to 250 pounds
  • $42 for greater than 250 Pounds

Disposal fees are also subject to separate site specific fees or additional contract charges. Please call the lab you are submitting to with any specific questions.