AHL Newsletter December 2020


In this issue:

AHL Guelph Specimen Reception update - holiday hours

Update from the Director

OAHN update - December 2020

Staff highlights - Veterinary career paths: what do we know?


Abortion and calf septicemia associated with Salmonella Dublin infection in a Holstein herd

Severe myopathy in lambs


CanSpot ASF surveillance testing - reminder for swine veterinarians

Detection of Brachyspira hampsonii genomovar I in Ontario

OAHN swine small-scale herd postmortem project continues


Necrotic enteritis in broiler breeder chickens associated with Ascaridia galli

Lactococcosis in farmed rainbow trout


Yew (Taxus spp.) toxicosis with reference to horses

Papulaspora equi, a rare cause of fungal keratitis

Companion animals

Pasteurella spp. infections of the lower respiratory tract in dogs and cats

Extramedullary gastric plasmacytoma in a dog 


AHL Newsletter
December 2020 - Volume 24, Number 4                                                                                                               ISSN 1481-7179
Editor:  Maria Spinato, DVM, DVSc, MBA, Diplomate ACVP

Editorial Assistants:  Helen Oliver, Kate Artuso

The AHL Newsletter is published quarterly (March, June, September, December) by the Animal Health Laboratory, Laboratory Services Division, University of Guelph. Its mission is to inform AHL clients and partners about AHL current activities, and laboratory-based animal disease events and disease trends.  All material is copyright 2020.  Ideas and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the University or the Editor.

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