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Emergency Help

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Animal Health Contacts

The Animal Health Program at MDA Headquarters
50 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: (410) 841-5810

Toll Free: (800) 492-5590

Fax: (410) 841-5999

Emergency After Hours Phone Number: (410) 841-5971

Daytime Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

State Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Odian​

Email: AnimalHealth.mda@maryland.gov

Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratories

These samples should be taken to the Frederick Laboratory:

  • ​ALL LIVESTOCK SAMPLES FROM THE ENTIRE STATE, except EIA.
  • Livestock samples, specimens, or dead animals from the entire state
  • Poultry samples from the Western Shore
  • Equine Infectious Anemia samples originating from the Western Shore

These samples should be taken to the Salisbury Laboratory:

  • Poultry samples originating from the Eastern Shore
  • Equine Infectious Anemia samples originating from the Eastern Shore