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 September 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.
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.