The Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory (WSVL) at the University of Wyoming announces that its new Web site "Wyovet" is available to the public. Extension veterinarian Lynn Woodard says Wyovet is designed to meet the needs of animal owners, veterinarians and others interested in animal health, animal disease and food quality.

The site has information regarding submission of samples to the laboratory for examination along with disease information and alerts. A case access feature will allow veterinarians to access their diagnostic cases 24 hours a day via a secure link. This feature is being tested by a few veterinary clinics in the state before it becomes available to all clinics.

A self-study guide for the Wyoming Beef Quality Assurance (WBQA) Program will enable beef producers, veterinarians, and Extension educators to become certified in proper procedures. The WBQA program is designed to prevent any residues and eliminate defects in beef to increase consumer confidence in the product.

Links to other animal health agencies and organizations are included to provide direct access to many questions that producers and the public may have. The site is a cooperative effort of WSVL, UW Cooperative Extension, the Wyoming Livestock Board, the Wyoming Veterinary Medical Association and the Wyoming Beef Council. Funding was provided by WSVL, Cooperative Extension and the Beef Council. Visit the Web site at http://wyovet.uwyo.edu.