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Fall 2003 Newsletter

Poxvirus Infection in a Prairie Dog
Avian Chlamydiosis
Bovine Blue-Green Algae Toxicosis
Sow Mortality


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ADDL welcomes its newest graduate students Drs. Kim Maratea and Angela Smith.  Dr. Maratea is a 2003 graduate of the School of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue.  Dr. Smith graduated from veterinary school at Michigan State and has been in practice in northern Indiana for the past few years.  

Dr. Maratea



Dr. Ching Ching Wu, ADDL Chief of Microbiolgy/Avian Laboratory Services was elected Director of the Central Region of the American Association of Avian Pathologists at their annual meeting in Denver, 2003.

ADDL serology technicians recently completed the Bluetongue, Bovine Leucosis, and EIA check tests and were 100% accurate on all tests.


Janeice Samman, Supervisor of the Histology Laboratory, retired from ADDL at the end of September, 2003.  Janeice has been in the histology lab at the ADDL for 38 years.


On the Road

Dr. Leon Thacker attended the annual American Veterinary Medical Association meeting in Denver, Colorado, July 2003.

Drs. Zheko Kounev and Tom Bryan attended the American Association of Avian Pathologists meeting in Denver, Colorado, July, 2003.

Dr. Leon Thacker attended the Midwest Regional Carcass Disposal meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, August, 2002

Dr. Bill VanAlstine spoke at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics annual meeting in Washington, D.C., September, 2003.

Mary Woodruff, Margaret Gelhausen and Phyllis Lockard attended the Association of Veterinary Microbiologists annual meeting in Charleston, West Virginia, August, 2003.

ADDL is pleased to introduce Drs. Peg Miller and Jose Ramos-Vara, our newest pathologists.  Drs. Miller and Ramos joined the ADDL faculty in September, 2003.

Dr. Miller most recently was  patho-logist at the Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Labora-tory in Columbia, Missouri.  She received her DVM from the University of Missouri and her PhD in Pathology from Washington State University, Pullman, Washington.  She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 1982.

Dr. Ramos-Vara received his DVM from

 the Central University of Madrid (Spain) Veterinary School and his PhD in Animal Pathology from the Automonous University of Barcelona (Spain).  He is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Pathologists.  Dr. Ramos was most recently Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri.

Please join us in welcoming them and their daughter Maggie to Purdue.

ADDL Schedule

Purdue ADDL and Heeke ADDL will be closed on the following University holidays.

November 27-28, 2003 .............Thanksgiving
December 25-26, 2003....................Christmas
January 1-2, 2004.........................New Year's
January 19, 2004......Martin Luther King Day


An incorrect address for the Indiana State Department of Health rabies lab was printed in the last issue of the Forum.

The correct address is

ISDH Microbiology/Rabies Labs
P.O. Box 7203
635 N. Barnhill Drive
Indianapolis, IN  46207



ADDL-West Lafayette:
406 S. University
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: 765-494-7440
Fax: 765-494-9181

11367 E. Purdue Farm Road
Dubois, IN 47527
Phone: (812) 678-3401
Fax: (812) 678-3412

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