WVDL’s Barron Lab Aids Poultry Industry With Avian Diagnostic Testing

Barron Lab Providing Services for Over 50 Years


WVDL’s Barron Lab

Dr. Scott Jones from the WVDL in Barron, Wis., recently gave a talk on avian diagnostics at the Barron laboratory.  The WVDL Barron laboratory manages a large number of poultry submissions for both bacteriology and serology including testing for avian influenza, Bordetella avium, hemorrhagic enteritis (turkey adenovirus), Mycoplasma meleagridis (MM), Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG), and Mycoplasma synoviae (MS), Newcastle disease virus and avian pneumovirus. The Barron Lab is a National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) authorized lab for MM, MGMS, Salmonella pullorum-typhoid, Salmonella enteritidis, avian influenza and diagnostic work.

The WVDL in Barron started providing testing services in 1958 and moved to its current location in 1992.  In addition to poultry  diagnostics, the WVDL Barron laboratory offers necropsy services and performs additional testing including bacterial culture, enumeration of bacteria in neonatal liquid feeds such as colostrum and waste milk, and serology for Equine infectious anemia (EIA), Ovine progressive pneumonia (OPP) and Caprine arthritis encephalitis (CAE).