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Fall 2005 Newsletter

Renal Dysplasia in a Lhasa Apso
Canine Osteosarcoma
Listeriosis in Ruminants


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Response from Dr. Jim Hennegan, Indianapolis, IN to GDV article published in the Summer 2005 Diagnostic Forum.

"Nice article on acute GDV in summer 2005 issue.  Having operated on over 80 GDV cases over 41 years as I was fortunate to attend to the #1 G. Dane kennel in U.S., I beg to differ with mortality rate being bandied about.  I am sure it has improved in recent years; but 40-50% would be more accurate, when consideration of onset and 6 months post surgery.  If treatment is not recognized and begun within 2 hours, the survival rate diminishes greatly and is a factor not recognized by many.  I also found that relief of gastric pressure with a 2 inch gastric incision far more successful than fiddling around with small gauge needles (after several early failures).  Of course, back in the early 60's and 70's, we were just beginning to recognize GDV.


Purdue ADDL and Heeke ADDL will be closed on the following University holidays in 2005-2006.

Thanksgiving................Nov 24-25

Christmas..........Dec 23,26

New Year.......Dec 30, Jan 2,'06

Martin Luther King ......Jan 16,'06


Staff News

Dr. Bill Van Alstine, ADDL pathologist, has taken a position in the Veterinary Pathobiology department at Purdue as a pathologist in the Medical Discovery Resource Unit and will focus on coordinating research efforts throughout the Purdue campus.  Dr. Van Alstine will remain at ADDL as a faculty pathologist on a limited basis.

ADDL serology technicians Cheryl Parker and Cheryl Chapple successfully completed the Brucellosis proficiency tests.


Notes from Virology/Serology Section

The Virology/serology group would like to make you aware of new tests are currently being offered in this section.  Two new ELISA serology tests which detect antibodies against swine influenza H1N1 and H3N2 are now available at a cost recovery price of $4/sample.

An upgraded laboratory computer data-management system will be implemented in the next few weeks.  This system will allow improved turnaround time for reporting results.

We are dedicated to providing the best service possible to our clients at all times.  If you have any comments, suggestions, or questions, please feel free to contact me at any time at the ADDL.

Roman Pogranichniy, DVM, PhD
Head of virology/serology section
765-494-7440 or email


Just So You Know...

Our goal in publishing the Diagnostic Forum is to provide you with current and useful information on disease diagnosis.

Please let us know if there is anything you'd like us to add to this newsletter.

Email Linda at yankovil@purdue.edu or phone (765-494-7448) with your ideas and/or suggestions.




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