AHL Newsletter March 2023


In this issue:

Update from the Director

Specimen Reception update

AHL new tests developed in 2022

OAHN January 2023 update

Selected zoonotic pathogens and diseases in Ontario identified at the AHL in 2022

Detection of ionphores in animal tissues


Babesia odocoilei infection assocaited with acute mortality in farmed elk in Ontario

Salmonella Dublin testin in milk now available


Porcine sapovirus: An emerging pathogen contributing to swine diarrhea

Piglet meningoencephalitis attibuted to PCV-3 infection


Avian chlamydiosis outbreak in a breeding flock of African grey parrots

Riboflavin deficiency in broiler chickens


Equine recurrent uveitis with PCR detection of Leptospira spp. in aqueous humor

Companion animals

Platynosomum fastosum reported in a cat in Ontario


AHL Newsletter

March, 2023 - Volume 27, Number 1                                                                                                    ISSN 1481-7179

Editor:  Maria Spinato, DVM, DVSc, Diplomate ACVP, MBA

Editorial Assistants:  Helen Oliver, Sofija Jelacic

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 2022.  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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Box 3612, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1H 6R8

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

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