Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory Joins Swine Disease Reporting System

Farmscape for October 4, 2023

The Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at Purdue University is now providing the diagnostic data it collects on swine to the Swine Disease Reporting System.
The Swine Health Information Center funded Swine Disease Reporting System has once again expanded, with the addition of diagnostic data collected by the Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at Purdue University.
Established in 2017, the mandate of the Swine Disease Reporting System is monitoring and reporting diagnostic data and trends of endemic diseases in U.S. swine.
Purdue joins the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, the South Dakota State University Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory, the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Kansas State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the Ohio Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory.
Swine Health Information Center Associate Director Dr. Megan Niederwerder says the addition of Purdue was at the request of swine sector stakeholders.

Quote-Dr. Megan Niederwerder-Swine Health Information Center:
This is really exciting as it brings the number of veterinary diagnostic laboratories up to six that are including their data for swine pathogens in the monthly reporting and it increases the monthly reporting that it represents.
More than 96 percent of all of the swine samples that are submitted for testing across these six VDLs in the National Animal Health Laboratory Network.
So, we were very excited to see the addition of Purdue in the SDRS monthly report.

Dr. Niederwerder notes the addition of the Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at Purdue University is the topic of the Iowa State University monthly Domestic Swine Disease Reports Podcast.
That podcast can be accessed through the Swine health Information Center web site at
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