Equine Diagnostic Solutions, LLC (EDS), located in Lexington, Kentucky on the Coldstream Research Park Campus, was founded in August of 2009 by Jennifer Morrow, PhD and Amy Graves, MT. Jennifer and Amy had been working together since 1999 in the original start-up company performing western blot analysis for Sarcocystis neurona, the causative agent of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM). As that business grew and added testing it also changed ownership. The last owners closed the Lexington laboratory leaving the local horse industry in need of local testing. With guidance from the Kentucky Small Business Development Center and support from the Central Kentucky horse industry, EDS Lab was started. While EDS lab continued to perform the 1st generation western blot for S. neurona they were committed to help validate and commercialize the 2nd generation SAG 2/4/3 ELISA for S. neurona and the serum:CSF ratio which has provided much improved diagnostics for EPM. EDS holds the exclusive license for this test. EDS has also been a leader in Streptococcus equi testing, offering both the SeM ELISA and multiplex real-time PCR for S. equi.
Since its opening in 2009, EDS lab has been committed to providing relevant, accurate, expedient, high quality, and accessible testing services for equine veterinarians worldwide. Our test offerings focus on serologic and molecular assays that aid in the diagnosis and monitoring of equine infectious diseases with significant medical and economic impact.
Diseases of the respiratory tract: Streptococcus equi, Equine herpes virus type 1, Equine herpes virus type 4, Equine influenza virus, Equine rhinitis virus A, Equine rhinitis virus B, Equine arteritis virus, Rhodococcus equi, and Streptococcus zooepidemicus.
Neurologic diseases: Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) caused by Sarcocystis neurona or Neospora hughesi, West Nile Virus, and Equine herpes virus type 1 including identification of the ORF-30 mutation if present.
Gastrointestinal diseases: Salmonella spp., Clostridium difficile toxins A&B, Clostridium perfringens toxins A, B, E, & NetF, Equine coronavirus, Cryptosporidium spp., Lawsonia intracellularis, Neorickettsia risticii (PHF), and rotavirus including identification of the non-vaccine g14 strain.
Friendly, personalized service, with phone calls answered directly by lab personnel
Superior service with fast turnaround times
Free referrals to field experts
Modern facility and equipment
Appropriately validated and controlled assays
Quality control and assurance programs
Fair, competitive pricing
Collaborations with leading equine researchers and practitioners