Ohio ADDL May Newsletter


Ohio Department of Agriculture   -   MAY 2018

In this issue

- Portal Down for Service

- ADDL Offers Next Generation Sequencing for Salmonella Serotyping

- New Employee

- Upcoming Holiday

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Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory

8995 East Main Street

Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Phone: (614) 728-6220

Fax: (614 ) 728-6310



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The USALIMS Portal will be down for service starting at 6:30 PM on Friday, April 27, 2018 and will be available again by 8:00 AM on Monday, April 30, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Please call us at 614-728-6220 during business hours if you have any questions or 888-456-3405 for after hours urgent needs.


Salmonella Serotyping now available via Next Generation Sequencing

Yan Zhang, DVM, PhD, DACVM, ADDL Virology & Molecular Diagnostics Section Head  


Bacteria belonging to the genus Salmonella are important pathogens in animals and humans. Based on the somatic O and flagellar H antigens, Salmonella contains more than 2600 different serotypes. Traditionally, ADDL sent Salmonella isolates to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) for serotyping. ADDL is now offering Salmonella serotyping using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology. In addition to the serotyping, NGS data may provide more information for epidemiology, virulent genotyping, and antibiotic resistance gene analysis. Call the ADDL at 614-728-6220 if you want to know more about this service.


New Employee Spotlight: Erika Wrigley

Erika Wrigley graduated from East Carolina University in 2016 with a degree in Biology and a concentration in Molecular Biology. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she worked at the Eastern Regional Medical Examiner Office in Greenville, North Carolina as a forensic investigations intern. After graduating she was offered a job as a Pathologists’ Assistant. While in this position she conducted forensic investigations including forensic autopsies as well as clinical autopsies. In late 2017 she and her husband had their first child, Brianna and moved to Ohio to be closer to family members. Erika and her husband  enjoy hunting and fishing. She is also pursuing her Master’s Degree in Public Health while raising her joyful daughter!


The Ohio ADDL will be closed on Monday, May 28th, 2018 in observance of Memorial Day. 


For additional information and resources, please visit our website.  If you need to contact us regarding an urgent matter, please use our after hours phone number: 888-456-3405.