COVID-19 UPDATE: In adherence to the University of Minnesota and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for COVID-19, our lab members will be teleworking until further notice. Your packages will be received at our loading dock and mailbox, but will remain there until collected by a lab member on a weekly basis. This means you can continue to send your hay, grain, and supplement samples, however, please send hair roots instead of blood samples for the next few weeks.You can also continue to fill out our Muscle Disease in Horses survey and upload files to Dropbox if you haven’t already during this time.
Helpful Materials for the Survey (Lameness section):
Instructions for Files to Upload to Dropbox (After the Survey):
- How to Take a Photo of Your Horse
- How to Take a Video Your Horse
- How to Upload Files to Dropbox
- Link to Dropbox
Collection Instructions for samples to send to the Equine Genetics and Genomics Laboratory for each horse from the survey:
- How to Collect Supplement Samples
- How to Collect Grain Samples
- How to Collect Hay Samples
- How to Collect Hair Roots or Blood Samples
Sample Submission Forms to send with Hair Roots or Blood Samples:
Documents for International Participants:
- How to Ship Samples Internationally with Import Permit
- Permit available upon request; email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- University of Minnesota USDA Cover Letter
Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory
University of Minnesota
1333 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55108
When you are sending samples, please send us an email with the tracking number and items you sent to email@example.com ASAP.
If you are shipping samples from outside the USA, please see How to Ship Samples Internationally with Import Permit.