Ramsey Lecture

Vet Med 2226

Primary Immunodeficiencies and Associated Infections in Companion Animals: A Veterinary Clinician Scientist

Urs Giger, Prof. Dr. med. vet., MS, FVH

Dipl. ACVIM & ECVIM (Internal Medicine)
Dipl. ECVCP (Clinical Pathology

University of Pennsylvania College of Veterinary Medicine

Date: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12:00pm
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On the road ... Iowa to North Carolina

January 2018

Since our last visit, I have wrapped up a few more rotations and done a bit of traveling. I spent two weeks on the Clinical Pathology and Necropsy rotation. We spent the first half of each day evaluating blood smears, serum chemistries and complete blood counts. This is not my strong suit, but I was able to vastly improve my ability to perform and interpret these diagnostic tests. In the afternoon, we performed necropsies on deceased animals in the hopes of identifying the cause of their clinical signs. Altogether, it was a good two weeks, and I certainly didn’t mind being inside when the temperatures started dropping below zero degrees.

Pathogen: 
Porcine reproductive & respiratory syndrome virus - PRRS^
Species: 
Porcine
Section: 
Serology
Test: 
IgM/IgA ELISA (R&D)
Standard Fee: 
$9.00
Days Tested: 
T-F
Turn-Around: 
same day
Specimen: 
oral fluids

Time flies!

December 2017


I am writing from sunny Southern California! Now that the semester is over it’s nice to be back with family and friends to recuperate and get ready for the New Years! I’m so happy to be back with family especially since this will be my last “big” break before clinics that I get to spend at home! I can’t believe one semester stands between me and my last year at ISU!

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