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2006

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Debra L Miller

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The Relationship Of Soil Province To Molecular Characterization And Phylogenetic Analysis Of Cryptosporidium Parvum Isolated From Calves In Georgia., Debra Miller, M. Mauel, A. Liggett, M. Hines Ii, K. Fraizer, M. Pence, L. Whittington, C. Baldwin Dec 2005

The Relationship Of Soil Province To Molecular Characterization And Phylogenetic Analysis Of Cryptosporidium Parvum Isolated From Calves In Georgia., Debra Miller, M. Mauel, A. Liggett, M. Hines Ii, K. Fraizer, M. Pence, L. Whittington, C. Baldwin

Debra L Miller

Although Cryptosporidium spp. are found throughout the world and in multiple environmental conditions, few data are available that explore the possibility of an association between specific environmental parameters and the species or strain of Cryptosporidium. This study examines the potential association between a particular Cryptosporidium species/strain found in calves and soil provinces in Georgia, USA. Necropsy cases spanning the years 1996-2002 were tested. No significant differences (P=0.962, chi(2) test of homogeneity) between numbers of positive cases were noted among soil provinces. Phylogenetic analysis of the sequences for the PCR products revealed sequence similarity of the products ...


Subcutaneous Haemangiosarcoma In A Cockatiel (Nymphicus Hollandicus)., D. Sledge, Z. Radi, Debra Miller, B. Lynn Dec 2005

Subcutaneous Haemangiosarcoma In A Cockatiel (Nymphicus Hollandicus)., D. Sledge, Z. Radi, Debra Miller, B. Lynn

Debra L Miller

An ulcerated, 1 x 0.5 cm, subcutaneous mass on the craniolateral aspect of the right tibiotarsus of a 4-year-old male cockatiel was removed. Histologically, the neoplasm was non-encapsulated, infiltrative and composed of irregular vascular channels lined by branching and variably sized spindle-shaped cells with large vesicular nuclei, prominent nucleoli and rare mitoses. Surrounding these vascular channels were fibroblasts and mixed inflammatory cells. Neoplastic cells had diffuse immunoreactivity to factor VIII supporting a diagnosis of haemangiosarcoma.


Feline Immunodeficiency Virus And Puma Lentivirus In Florida Panthers (Puma Concolor Coryi): Epidemiology And Diagnostic Issues., Debra Miller, S. Taylor, D. Rotstein, M. Pough, M. Barr, C. Baldwin, M. Cunningham, M. Roelke, D. Ingram Dec 2005

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus And Puma Lentivirus In Florida Panthers (Puma Concolor Coryi): Epidemiology And Diagnostic Issues., Debra Miller, S. Taylor, D. Rotstein, M. Pough, M. Barr, C. Baldwin, M. Cunningham, M. Roelke, D. Ingram

Debra L Miller

This study documents the seroprevalence of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and puma lentivirus (PLV) in free-ranging and captive Florida panthers (Puma concolor coryi) (n = 51) and translocated Texas cougars (P. concolor stanleyana) (n = 10) from 1985 to 1998. The sera were tested for anti-FIV antibodies by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and Western blot tests. The ELISAs were read kinetically (KELA) and the sera were retrospectively examined by PLV peptide ELISA. Eleven panthers and one cougar were positive by KELA; 4 panthers and 4 cougars were equivocal; 35 panthers and 5 cougars were negative; and 1 panther had no data. Seven ...


Lipoid Liver Disease And Steatitis In A Captive Sapphire Damsel, Pomacentrus Pavo., Debra Miller, J. Weisman Dec 2005

Lipoid Liver Disease And Steatitis In A Captive Sapphire Damsel, Pomacentrus Pavo., Debra Miller, J. Weisman

Debra L Miller

Background. Sapphire damselfish, Pomacentrus pavo (Bloch, 1787) (family Pomacentridae) are reef fish found in tropical and temperate oceans but also are popular aquaria species in commercial and private operations; yet, there remains a paucity of information regarding diseases in this species. Thus, reporting of disease occurrences in this species is vital and serves as a foundation upon which to gather and build our knowledge base for this species. Material and Methods. A captive sapphire damsel presented with severe nonresolving abdominal distension. The fish was humanely euthanized and fixed tissues submitted for routine histological examination. Additionally, special histochemical stains were done ...