AHL Newsletter March 2021


In this issue:

Update from the Director

AHL Guelph Specimen Reception update

Selected zoonotic pathogens and diseases from Ontario identified at the AHL, 2020

OAHN update – March 2021

Staff highlights – Health and safety in the veterinary workplace


Brainstem Parelaphostrongylus tenuis in a domestic sheep

Ovine abortion with fetal congenital anomalies – Cache Valley virus (CVV)


Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus septicemia: First confirmed case in Ontario swine

PRRSV oral fluids ELISA testing at the AHL


Poultry lameness: Examination and sample collection


Equine granulocytic anaplasmosis

Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) Equine Incidences in Ontario Racing program (EIOR): 2003 - 2020 postmortem summary

Companion animals

Hepatic lipidosis in small & toy breed puppies

Making sense of the toxin screen

AHL Newsletter
March 2021 - Volume 25, Number 1                                                                                                                     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 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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Laboratory Services Division, University of Guelph

Box 3612, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1H 6R8

Phone: (519) 824-4120 ext 54538; fax: (519) 821-8072


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