News : 2016 : August

Acute Phase Proteins in the Przewalski's Horse

The laboratory was pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park on a study of acute phase protein expression in a Przewalsk’s horse (Equus ferus przewalski). In this study, the horse presented with an aspiration pneumonia which did not resolve over a two month period. Minimal changes were observed in hematologic analyses. Protein electrophoresis, serum amyloid A (SAA) and surfactant protein D serum concentrations were found to more accurately reflect the severity of disease.

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