Kevin Lahmers, associate professor of anatomic pathology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, guest-edited the "Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation," a "Special issue on Applied Next-Generation Sequencing." The issue includes a series of 10 papers that represent the application of NGS to veterinary testing. These range from the most common, genome sequencing, using PCR and viral culture for enrichment, to detect and/or subtype various viral pathogens, to less but increasingly common applications such as shotgun metagenomics for virus detection in clinical samples.