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Case of the Month: Under the Microscope

In the new Case of the Month series, Dr. Nicole Stacy presents: Abnormal heterophil morphology and increased SAA concentrations in a cold-stunned Florida manatee during rehabilitation. In this case, an adult female Florida manatee was admitted to rehabilitation with lethargy and focal cold stress lesions in early February after a cold snap event in South Florida. Impressive toxic heterophils are observed.

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Special Veterinary Ophthalmology Lecture

On July 13, the Avian & Wildlife Laboratory had the opportunity to co-host a phenomenal lecture by Fabiano Montiani-Ferreira DVM, MSc, PhD from the Univeridade Federal de Parana in Brazil. Presented to the faculty of the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Dr. Montiani-Ferreira discussed “Selected Topics in Comparative and Translational Ophthalmology”.

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New Publication on Dolphin SAA

Check out the current issue of Aquatic Mammals for an interesting study of serum amyloid A (SAA) expression in dolphins during and after uncomplicated pregnancy. This was a collaborative study with the University of Florida, SeaWorld, and the University of Miami. The study reported elevated levels during late pregnancy and in the early post partum period.

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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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