AHL Newsletter September 2021


In this issue

Specimen Reception update - more on getting the most from your diagnostic laboratory

Update from the Director

OAHN September 2021 update

Staff highlights


Systemic vasculitis in sheep associated with ovine herpesvirus-2

Malignant catarrhal fever in a bison cow

Abomasal coccidiosis (Eimeria gilruthi) in a goat kid

Comprehensive bovine respiratory disease panel - brsppnl


Glasser’s disease: An uncommon presentation of a common disease

Update:  OAHN swine small herd postmortem project

PRRSV sequencing surveillance for the pathogenic 1-4-4 lineage 1C variant at the AHL


Fungal osteomyelitis in meat turkeys

The threat of histomoniasis: turkeys and chickens cannot be housed together!


Pneumocystis pneumonia in a Thoroughbred colt

Companion animals

Canine parvovirus 2 antigen ELISA: Interpretation of negative test results



AHL Newsletter

September, 2021 - Volume 25, Number 3                                                                                                              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 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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