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Welcome to Prairie Diagnostic Services Inc.

Prairie Diagnostic Services Inc. (PDS) is a member type non-profit corporation dedicated to providing veterinary diagnostic services. Its members are the Province of Saskatchewan and the University of Saskatchewan. 

PDS is located at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) in Saskatoon with laboratories integrated directly into the College. The laboratory provides a full range of diagnostic services including: necropsy, surgical pathology, clinical pathology, histology, bacteriology, immunology, molecular diagnostics, virology, and toxicology. A contract lab at WCVM provides endocrinology services. 

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Shipping Formalin Fixed Samples in Cold Weather

Freezing artefacts make accurate histopathologic evaluation difficult and even impossible. When shipping during very cold weather, fix the biopsies in formalin (overnight is usually sufficient for punches), and then transfer to 70% alcohol for transport just prior to shipping.

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Animal Health Perspectives - August 2016

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