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Case of the Month: From the Clinics

In the Case of the Doxycycline Sensitive Macaw, adjunct professor Dr. Lauren Thielen presents the new Case of the Month. An otherwise healthy looking macaw is hiding a high WBC and begins to show clinical abnormalities. Despite the ability to obtain a specific diagnosis in this case, the use of repeated CBC and protein electrophoresis provide key prognostic value in this case. Also, yet again, another important lesson in great benefits of post purchase exams.

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Special Event at AAV: Racing Extinction Screening

The University of Miami is pleased to present a special screening of the movie Racing Extinction the Annual Association of Avian Veterinarians meeting in Washington, D.C. Utilizing state of the art equipment, Oscar winning director Louie Psihoyos assembles a teach of artists and activists intent on showing the world never before seen images that expose issues of endangered species and mass extinction.

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Case of the Month: Is It Really Albumin?

The Case of Methods to Quantitate Albumin, Dr. Carolyn Cray presents the new Case of the Month. In many species – especially birds and reptiles – the albumin value that is obtained from chemistry analyzers is not valid. Electrophoresis provides a valid albumin as well as a reflection of any ongoing acute phase responses.

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New Season of Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER

Join us in viewing the first episode of the new season of Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER on NAT GEO WILD this Saturday, April 22 at 10pm EST. Our laboratory has enjoyed a long relationship with Dr. Susan Kelleher as a client and research collaborator and we are proud to announce that she has recently joined our adjunct faculty. Look for more information regarding Dr. Kelleher soon!

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Case of the Month: From the Lab Bench

The Case of the Prognostic Value of CRP in a Rabbit with Suspected Encephalitozoon cuniculi infection. Dr. Carolyn Cray presents the new Case of the Month. Impressive IgM and IgG titers as well as an elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) were observed in the initial evaluation of a rabbit with head tilt and ataxia. Antibody titers are quite long lived but the CRP level decreased with clinical improvement.

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