News : 2013 : September

APP Expression During EEHV Viremia in Asian Elephants

The September issue of the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine features a study of acute phase protein expression in Asian elephants during elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus-1 viremia in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus). The study was conducted in the Acute Phase Protein Laboratory at the University of Miami by Dr. Carolyn Cray. Collaborating investigators at the Baylor College of Medicine contributed valuable samples for analysis from elephants in differing periods of infection. The data indicated that EEHV-1 infection does result in acute inflammation and that APP levels may aid in the health monitoring of this species.

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Acute Phase Protein Discussion at ESVCP Day at the ECVIM Meeting

A great opportunity to hear about a wealth of information on the latest on acute phase proteins occurred at the European Society of Veterinary Clinical Pathology day at annual congress of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – Companion Animals. The meeting was held from September 12-14 in Liverpool. The speakers included Dr. Carolyn Cray of the Acute Phase Protein laboratory at the University of Miami who started the session off with a presentation entitled, “Acute Phase Response in Laboratory Animals: Translation to Veterinary and Human Medicine”.

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