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Diagnostic lab tests are an important tool in characterizing many different types of conditions and diseases for your sick or injured pet. We have an in-house laboratory that allows us to measure many lab values and get diagnostic results in minutes for pre-surgery or an emergency situation. We also use a centralized reference lab for more extensive diagnostic testing that we may not perform in our in-house lab.
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The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has been tracking tick movement across the state, and their data shows that ticks are definitely on the move, looking for new areas to live in. For several years, they’ve tracked vector-borne diseases (e.g. diseases transmitted by ticks and mosquitoes to humans), and ticks have been making slow, steady progress across the state. In the 1990s, there were only about 300 reported cases of tick-borne diseases, but that number has exploded to 2000+ cases in the last five years.