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Core Laboratory Facility at WTAMU

The Commercial Core Laboratory at WTAMU

The West Texas A&M University Commercial Core Laboratory is located in the newly renovated Palo Duro Research Facility.  Our Laboratory has worked with swine farms, poultry farms, dairies, several universities, and several environmental service companies. Capabilities can be tailored with the current outfit of equipment and facilities to meet your specific research needs.  The Laboratory is managed by Edward A. Caraway M.S., a Research Associate at West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas. Mr. Caraway has testified in animal and poultry odor cases.  

The WTAMU Commercial Core Lab is equipped to conduct analysis for both industry and academia. Our capabilities include Feed/Forage testing, Lab Olfactometry and analysis of various compounds by GC/MS in air and other media. 


The instrumental capabilities of the laboratory are:

  • Gas Chromatography/Mass Spec

  • Near Infared (NIR) analysis of Feed, Forage, and Waste

  • Lab Olfactometry using Triangular Forced Choice

  • Field Olfactometry 

Current projects include:

  • Air Quality testing for odorous sVOCs (semi Volatile Organic Compounds) for the Poultry industry in South Texas,

  • Laboratory olfactometry for the Colorado Swine industry,

  • Analysis of Omega 3 fatty acids in blood and oils for research projects steming from the new equine nutrition model (See press release),

  • Hay quality for various industries (serving the community, providing high quality forage testing).