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Feature Story on WVDL as Wisconsin’s Only CWD Detection Lab

WVDL Featured in Capital Times CWD Article

  • Highlights lab’s CWD testing efforts and status as the only lab in the State of Wisconsin with testing capabilities

The WVDL’s preparation efforts ahead of this year’s influx of CWD samples is highlighted along with Pathology Sciences Supervisor Dan Barr, who oversees the TSE lab. The full article can be read at the following link:

Sockett Presents on Salmonella Heidelberg at Calf Care Workshop

Dr. Donald Sockett Addresses Calf Care Workshop

“Heidelberg is the worst we’ve seen so far.”

Dr. Donald Sockett


WVDL microbiologist/epidemiologist Dr. Donald Sockett, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM, presented at the Calf Care Connection Workshop held Nov. 13 (Fennimore, Wis.), Nov. 14 (Eau Claire) and Nov. 15 (Chilton, Wis.).  The workshop is hosted by the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW).

Sockett, one of three expert trainers at the event, talked about Salmonella Heidelberg disease, strategies to control the deadly disease, sanitation protocols, appropriate calf rations and effective feeding strategies.  Hoards Dairyman associate editor Abby Bauer wrote this article.