News : 2018

Holiday Hours

The Avian & Wildlife Laboratory and the Acute Phase Protein Laboratory will be open throughout the holidays with the exception of December 25 and January 1. Please contact the laboratory at 800-596-7390 with any questions.

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New Publication on Aspergillosis Diagnostics in Penguins

The Avian & Wildlife Laboratory has a publication regarding new options for diagnostics of aspergillosis in the African penguin. This study was completed in collaboration with several participating institutions of the Species Survival Plan as part of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums Saving Animals from Extinction conservation initiative. This paper was published in the latest issue of the Journal of Zoo & Wildlife Medicine.

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New Publications on the Gopher Tortoise

Congratulations to Dr. Justin Rosenberg and colleagues for the publication of two new studies on inflammatory markers in the gopher tortoise. This was an interesting collaboration with the University of Florida and we thank Dr. Rosenberg for the opportunity to work with his samples. You can see the new papers in the current issue of the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine.

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Check Out Season 6 of Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER

The new season of Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER starts on Sunday, September 9 on NatGeo WILD. Dr. K is a long time client of our laboratory and a valued adjunct professor.

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New PLoS ONE Publications

Thanks to our collaborators for the opportunity to contribute to three new wonderful publications in PLoS ONE. These studies were headed up by adjunct professor Dr. Nicole Stacy, visiting scholar Dr. Guillaume Desoubeaux, and colleague Dr. Emma Hooijberg.

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Toad People

Are you ready for an amazing movie at ExoticsCon? The Avian & Wildlife Laboratory and Harrison’s Bird Foods are pleased to present a special event once again at this year’s meeting in Atlanta. Following our presentation of Racing Extinction last year, we searched for another special movie. We are sure you will be impressed by the Toad People. This is a free event but requires pre-registration via the ExoticsCon portal. We look forward to seeing you!

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Greg Bossart and the One Health Program

Adjunct professor Greg Bossart, VMD, PhD was recently profiled in the GAVet, a quarterly publication of the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Bossart, who founded the Avian & Wildlife Laboratory, currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Veterinary Officer of Animal Health, Research, and Conservation at the Georgia Aquarium. This great article touches on how the aquarium maintains the health of their impressive collection of animals and reviews the research and conservation program. Dr. Bossart’s groundbreaking multi-year study of the dolphins in the Indian River Lagoon has demonstrated the value of this species as a sentinel species. It has furthermore shown that veterinary based research programs are a key to the One Health Initiative.

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Client Portal Revamped

Our Client Portal has been improved for your use. Not only can you look up lab results but you can now request supplies and check on the status of your account. Coming soon – electronic requisitions for your lab tests.

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New Paper on the Diagnosis of Aspergillosis in Dolphins

The Avian & Wildlife Laboratory congratulates former Visiting Scholar Dr. Guillaume Desoubeaux on his recent publication on the evaluation of an Aspergillus Western blot IgG immunoblot kit for the diagnosis of aspergillosis in bottlenose dolphins. Dr. Desoubeaux completed this study while working in our laboratory last year. This study was performed in conjunction with the Georgia Aquarium, Mystic Aquarium, Mote Marine Laboratory, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, National Marine Mammal Foundation, and the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program.

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New Adjunct Professor Dr. Ellen Wiedner

The Avian & Wildlife Laboratory is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Ellen Wiedner our professional staff. Dr. Wiedner brings years of experience with zoo animals with dedication to the research and conservation of endangered species. She is available for clinical consultations. Welcome to Dr. Wiedner!

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