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New Paper on Elephant Hematology

Check out a new paper summarizing a brief study comparing manual white blood cell differential counts and platelet estimates in elephant hematology. Elephants present unique challenges to most automated analyzers given the high number of monocytes, diverse lymphocyte morphology, and small platelets. Dr. Weisbrod and co-authors emphasize the importance of a close microscopic evaluation for this special species.

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Holiday Hours - Martin Luther King Day

The laboratory will be open to receive samples on Monday, January 18. Time sensitive testing will be completed on Monday. Please contact the lab with any questions.

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New Publication on Aspergillosis in Penguins

A recent publication in ACS Omega summarized findings regarding possible biomarkers of interest in penguins with aspergillosis. Performed in collaboration with the University of Miami Integrative Metabolomics Research Center, capillary electrophoresis and mass spectrometry were used to define an impressive list of host and fungal biomarkers of possible interest. Thank you to all of our collaborators.

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Holiday Schedule

The laboratory will be closed December 25 and January 1. Recognizing that there may be later daily shipment arrival to the lab, call us if you have a sample that needs a quick processing. Also, if you are zoological institution or aquaria, please let us know if you plan to ship larger batches of samples during the holiday period. Thanks to all for your support this year. As always, it is a honor to work with your precious samples.

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Two New Publications in Latest JZWM

Congrats to our collaborators on the publication of two new excellent papers in the latest issue of the Journal of Zoo & Wildlife Medicine. Dr. Michelle Kneeland published her multiyear study establishing plasma biochemistry and protein electrophoresis reference intervals of the common loon and Dr. Jen Flower published her study of inflammatory indices in the bottlenose dolphin. We are pleased to have been a part of both of these important studies.

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