News : 2014 : January

New Publications on Acute Phase Proteins in Manatees and Zebra

The December issue of the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine includes papers detailing two of our recent collaborations studying the acute phase protein (APP) expression in manatees and zebra. The highly conserved APP, serum amyloid A (SAA), was found to be a major APP of both species. With the determination of normal reference intervals and review of cases from clinically abnormal animals, the APP were found to be sensitive indicators of inflammation with prognostic value. The studies further support that APP are a valuable tool in health assessments in mammals.

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