California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory System


For information about the FDA Egg Safety Rule for producers with 3,000-49,000 laying hens, click here

View our new 2013 summary of backyard flock diseases.

The April issue of CAHFS CONNECTION is available. 

Unfortunately the CAHFS Toxicology section receives calls on a regular basis about possible malicious poisonings.


CAHFS role in One Health benefits Californians through our work on wildlife providing environmental monitoring and wildlife-domestic animal interface.


CAHFS is excited about providing services for our aquatic and aquaculture clients.


Drought can increase the risks of animal poisonings and nutritional imbalances. 



The California Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS) Laboratory System is the backbone of California's warning system that helps to protect the health of California's livestock and poultry.  CAHFS serves the people of California by safeguarding the public health with rapid and reliable diagnoses for animal diseases affecting humans. CAHFS operates in partnership with the CDFA, UC Davis, California, veterinarians, and livestock and poultry producers.


Update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (Jan 9, 2015)

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has now been diagnosed in additional backyard flocks in the state of Washington and in wild waterfowl in California.  For more information click here.

Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory in the news

The Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory's role in protecting the integrity of California's horse racing is highlighted on the UC Davis News and Information website.  Read the complete article by clicking here.

Salmonella testing in pets

As part of the national investigation and pet food recall related to the Salmonella Infantis, CAHFS laboratory at all 4 locations can perform testing on feces or vomitus from affected or at risk pets at our standard rates. Pet food testing can also be performed at our Davis site. Information from CDC on the recall and testing is available for veterinarians at

CAHFS Connection

Check out CAHFS' monthly electronic newsletter, CAHFS CONNECTION.

Holiday Schedule

CAHFS will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day. Please contact your laboratory to plan your testing needs accordingly.


CAHFS is accredited by AAVLD. For copy of accreditation certificate, click here. For additional information on the CAHFS Quality Program, click here.
The Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory is also accredited by A2LA in accordance with ISO 17025:2005.
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