AHL Newsletter June 2021


In this issue

Update from the Director

Animal Health Lab User’s Guide and Fee Schedule – May 1, 2021

Equine diarrhea PCR panels

Staff highlights: Whole genome sequencing (WGS) at AHL

Bacterial taxonomy update

Update on submission of live animals for postmortem

Changes in AHL Histopathology charging parameters for 2021/2022

OAHN update – June 2021


Congenital disproportionate dwarfism in a beef calf

Congenital BVDV type 1 infection in a group of lambs: a shaky situation


Porcine circovirus 3 (PCV3) results at the AHL, 2018-2021

CanSpot ASF surveillance testing – reminder for swine veterinarians


Disseminated idiopathic myofasciitis in a ferret

Baylisascaris-associated neural larval migrans in a group of juvenile Red-necked wallabies

Lameness disorders in poultry


Spotlight on equine hemangiosarcoma

Squamous cell carcinoma in the hoof of a horse

Companion animals

Acetaminophen intoxication in a dog

Flow cytometry confirmation of canine histiocytic sarcoma

Disseminated mycobacteriosis in a Siberian cat (Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuis)


AHL Newsletter
June 2021 - Volume 25, Number 2                                                                                                                        ISSN 1481-7179
       Editor:  Maria Spinato, DVM, DVSc, MBA, Diplomate ACVP
       Editorial Assistant:  Helen Oliver

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 2021.  Ideas and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the University or the Editor.

Articles may be reprinted with the permission of the Editor and with appropriate credit given to the AHL Newsletter.

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