News : 2017 : March

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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New Publication on Encephalitzoon cuniculi

Dr. Guillaume Desoubeaux published “Application of Western blot analysis for the diagnosis of Encephalitozoon cuniculi infection in rabbits: example of a quantitative approach” in the latest issue of Parasitology Research. This study utilized a novel Western blot method to demonstrate antibody reactivity to specific E. cuniculi antigens and compared it to our existing ELISA method.

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