News : 2017 : January

Case of the Month: Under the Microscope

The Case of the Prominent Erythroid Regeneration in a Green Turtle. Dr. Nicole Stacy presents the new Case of Month. Impressive RBC precursors were observed in an anemic turtle. The morphology of these cells can be confused with lymphocytes and lead to an erroneous hemogram interpretation.

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Going to NAVC?

Traveling to Orlando? Check out the great presentations by Adjunct Professor Dr. Nicole Stacy. She will be performing several presentations on topics ranging from cytology, sample preparation, hematology, and getting the most from your diagnostic testing. Please introduce yourself when you see her!

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Special Issue of Endangered Species Research

Congratulations to Dr. Nicole Stacy and co-authors on the January publication of “Clinicopathological findings in sea turtles assessed during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response”. This is one of an array of impressive studies presented in Endangered Species Research. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill occurred in an area frequented by 5 species protected under the Endangered Species Act: Kemp’s ridley, green turtle, loggerhead turtle, hawksbill turtle, and the leatherback turtle.

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Health Assessment of Eastern Indigo Snakes

The Avian & Wildlife Laboratory was a proud collaborator in a 4 year study of the eastern indigo snake in southeastern Georgia. Published in the December issue of the Journal of Zoo & Wildlife Medicine, this study defined many clinical pathology and nutritional parameters.

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New Paper on Acute Phase Proteins of the Bonnethead Shark

Check out the new paper on plasma protein electrophoresis and acute phase protein expression in the Bonnethead shark published in the December issue of the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. Congratulations to our collaborators Dr. Mike Hyatt of the Adventure Aquarium and Drs. Field and Clauss of the Georgia Aquarium.

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Case of the Month: Under the Microscope

Dr. Nicole Stacy, Adjunct Professor, kicks off our new series called “Case of the Month”. Dr. Stacy joined our laboratory nearly one year ago. She has given us a huge amount of advice and training in hematology and chemistry of reptile, elasmobranch, teleost, and marine mammal species. You can see her input in several new panels. She is an avid collaborator on many of our research studies. In addition, Dr. Stacy is available for clinical case consultation.

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