Madison, Wis. -- A 32-year veteran of high-risk research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine was suspended from working on any projects above Level 1 biosecurity clearance after his unauthorized experiments on an antibiotic-resistant strain of brucellosis were discovered.
More and more, veterinarians are being asked to answer questions regarding potentially zoonotic diseases. When it comes to bartonellosis, the answers can be particularly tough to formulate because of the disease?s frequently vague or absent clinical signs and the difficulty in identifying and controlling the infection.
Testing for Lyme disease and anaplasmosis often involves detection of antibodies. Antibodies may be detected on a patient-side assay such as the 3Dx/4Dx SNAP tests or using IFA at a reference lab. The SNAP test uses C6 as the target antigen and thus the B. burgdorferi result is very specific.
Leptospirosis may be one of the most under-diagnosed diseases in veterinary medicine. We expect to see the classic triad of clinical disease: acute renal failure, hepatic failure, and intravascular hemolysis (usually low-grade).
Fort Collins -- A dead mountain lion, later found to have died from the plague, brought to the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in November has spurred talk of new policy changes for students at the college.