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Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-16.49

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of brochures, an eye chart, a reference manual, and newsletters.


  • Creation: 1982 - 2011


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Historical Note

The Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory (AHDL) was established in response to cattle deaths throughout Michigan in 1973 and 1974. The laboratory assisted the state in identifying contaminants to cattle feed.

In 1976, it received its first designated funding for the primary purpose of service to veterinarians and animal owners of the State of Michigan who had a need for laboratory assistance in diagnosis and consultation on animal diseases.

In 2003, the name changed to the Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health (DCPAH). The name again changed on June 1, 2017 to Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (MSU VDL).


0.2 Cubic Feet (,7 folders)

Language of Materials


Legal Status

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory Records
4 Published And Cataloged
E. Busch
April 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US