FROM THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
W.G. Van Alstine, DVM, PhD
Remember Y2K? Seems like a long time ago, doesnt it?
Since our last newsletter, we were able to continue to utilize
enough of our existing computer system that ADDL activities
were not hindered. We will rely on the current computer system
until July 2000, when we anticipate that the new system will
be online. You will see changes in reports and billings and
we trust the changes will be positive. If you have any suggestions
for improving our new report format, please give us a call.
Springtime means 4-H Fair time is near. As caseload in the
serology lab typically triples from mid-May to mid-July, we
encourage you to submit samples as early as possible. If
you have questions regarding serology turnaround time during
fair season, please feel free to call our serology lab. Guidelines
for submitting fair serum samples appear; in this issue of
Dr. Kanitz, ADDL virologist, will host Dr. M.M.A. Samie in
his laboratory this summer. Dr. Samie comes from the Suez
in Ismalia, Egypt.
He will be here to learn various diagnostic virology and molecular
biology techniques in Dr. Kanitzs laboratory.
This winter we have had six veterinarians take advantage
of our practitioner sabbatical. They found their time at
ADDL both enjoyable and informative. Visiting veterinarians
always enrich the teaching environment of the ADDL. If you
are interested in a practitioner sabbatical at ADDL, please
contact me or Dr. Thacker. You are always welcome.
As always, we welcome suggestions from you. Our wish is
that you find this newsletter informative and useful.