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Spring 2005 Newsletter

Pituitary abscess syndrome in a sheep
Bacillus anthracis
Marek's Disease
Vesicular Stomatitis


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

Memorial Day...........May 30

Independence Day........July 4

Labor Day...........Sep 5

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

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

Tom Hooper (top, left), Dr. Duane Murphy (middle,right) and Denise Riley (bottom, right) receive service  awards from Purdue University.  Tom has been at Heeke ADDL(located at the Southern Indiana Purdue Agriculture Center) for 20  years, Denise for 15 years, and Dr. Murphy for 10 years.                                        

Also pictured is Dr. Tom Bryan, Heeke ADDL Avian Diagnostician.

Congratulations and thanks

Leon Thacker, ADDL Director, accepts the  President's Award from IVMA President Dr. Janet Savill Sizemore at the Annual IVMA banquet, January, 2005.

ADDL Serology technicians were 100% accurate on recent Pseudorabies check tests for serum neutralization, latex agglutination, ELISA, Particle Concentration Fluorescence Immunoassay (PCFIA) and IDEXX g1 procedures.  In addition, they were 100% accurate on the 2004 Anaplasmosis cELISA proficiency test.

Bacteriology technicians were 100% accurate on the Johne's Disease Laboratory Approved Organism-based check test for bovine feces.

On the Road

Christina Wilson, Toxicology graduate student, chaired the Student Advisory Committee meeting at the annual Society of Toxicology meeting in New Orleans, March, 2005.

Dr. Zheko Kounev and Dr. Tom Bryan attended the Southeast Poultry Scientific Forum in Atlanta, Georgia, January, 2005.

Dr. Leon Thacker attended the annual Indiana Veterinary Medical Association meeting in Indianapolis, January, 2005.

Dr. Greg Stevenson attended the annual American Association of Swine Practitioners meeting in Toronto, Canada, March, 2005.

Paula Brost and Deidre DuSold attended the Indiana Society for Histotechnology meeting and workshops in Indianapolis, IN, March, 2005.

Dr. Leon Thacker chaired a meeting of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians Accreditation Committee and attended a Laboratory Quality Assessor's workshop in Las Vegas, NV, February, 2005.

Drs. Ching Ching Wu and Tom Bryan attended the North Central Avian Disease Conference/Midwest Poultry Federation in Minneapolis, MN, March, 2005




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