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Articles by Byron L. Blagburn, MS, PhD

Byron L. Blagburn, MS, PhD


Department of Pathobiology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Auburn University
Auburn, AL 36849

Articles
Why fecal centrifugation is better
June 1, 2008

Of all the diagnostic techniques used to detect gastrointestinal parasites, none is more accurate and reliable than centrifugal fecal flotation when it is performed properly.

Feline heartworm disease: Solving the puzzle
March 1, 2007

Heartworm disease manifests quite differently in cats than in dogs and has an altered infective cycle.

Companion-animal parasitology: Still a long way to go
March 1, 2007

Efforts must now focus on increasing awareness of the zoonotic risks associated with many of these parasites and improving pet owner compliance.

Clarification: Optimize intestinal parasite detection with centrifugal fecal flotation
September 1, 2006

In the article "Optimize intestinal parasite detection with centrifugal fecal flotation," which appeared in the July 2006 issue, the veterinary distributor for centrifuges manufactured by LW Scientific was not listed.

Optimize intestinal parasite detection with centrifugal fecal flotation
July 1, 2006

Failure to use best-practice techniques, such as centrifugation, when conducting fecal flotation procedures can result in failure to detect parasite stages in fecal samples. In this article, we review the basics of fecal flotation techniques and describe step-by-step procedures for conducting accurate and effective centrifugal flotation procedures.

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