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Poster Board Presentation Information

poster boards are 8' long and 4' high velcro boards; long push-pins will be available

Setup time:  Friday, October 18  3:00-6:00 pm

Room:  Golden Ballroom - Posters are in the same room as exhibitors.

Poster Session Times: Saturday, October 19, 9:00 am-6:00 pm

Authors present                                        3:00-4:00 pm

                              Sunday, October 20     7:00-10:30 am

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AAVLD Posters



A Multiplexed Fluorometric Immunoassay for the Detection of Antibodies to Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae 1-9-11 and 2  — Andre Ch. Broes, Rajeev Dahwan, Elena Seletskaia, William Shek, Isabelle Caya, Martine Bertrand


Bovicheck BoHV-1 gB Antibody Test: A Blocking ELISA to Detect Antibodies to Bovine Herpes Virus 1 in Bovine Serum  — Martine Bertrand, Isabelle Caya, Andre Ch. Broes


A New Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV) Antigen Capture ELISA Test Kit for the Detection of BVDV in Ear Notches  — Martine Bertrand, Isabelle Caya, Andre Ch. Broes


Investigation of Melamine and Cyanuric Acid Deposition in Pig Tissues using LC-MS/MS Methods  — Andriy Tkachenko, James Clark, Natalie Knutson, Betzy Wallace, Malgorzata Bomba, Michele Yacopucci, Nina French, Sarah Nemser, Renate Reimschuessel


Localization of Influenza A Antigen in Formalin Fixed Avian Tissue Specimens by Immunohistochemistry  — Arach Wilson, Mia Torchetti, Rebecca Madison, Arthur J. Davis, S. Mark Hall, Janice Pedersen, Mary Killian, Nichole Hines, Nadine Beckwith


#*† Genomic Comparison of the Novel Papillomavirus Isolated from the North American Beaver (CcanPV1) to Other Rodent Papillomaviruses  — Artem Rogovskyy, Zigui Chen, Robert Burk, Troy Bankhead


Temporospatial Analysis of Equine Encephalitis Positive Results by IgM ELISA on Equine Sera Submitted to the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory over the Last Decade  — Binu Velayudhan, Sandy Rodgers, Terry Hensley, Robert Sprowls


Reliable Detection and Typing of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) Virus using Multiplex Real-Time Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay Reagents  — Christine Gaunitz, Carsten Schroeder, Marco Labitzke, Eva Knoop, Nevena Djuranovic


Eradication of Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus from Thuringia's Biggest Heifer Producer with QIAGEN BVDV RT PCR Reagents  — Carsten Schroeder, Christine Gaunitz, Marco Labitzke, B. Dirchen


Comparative Effects of Vaccination against Porcine Circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) and Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) in a PCV2-PRRSV Challenge Model  — Changhoon Park, Yeonsu Oh, Hwi Won Seo, Kiwon Han, Chanhee Chae


* A Decade of Results from the Marine Mammal Stranding Project in Maryland  — Douglas Snider, Wilson Rumbeiha, Steve M. Ensley


Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Female Dogs: Prevalence and Microbiologic Findings  — Wan Stephanie, Faye Hartmann, Michelle Jooss, Katrina Viviano


#* An Outbreak of West Nile Virus and Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium Co-infection in Chukar Partridge Chicks (Alectoris chukar) in California  — Federico Giannitti, Christina Eckstrand, Santiago Diab, Leslie Woods


#* Aleutian Disease in 4 Free-ranging Striped Skunks (Mephitis mephitis) from Northern California  — Federico Giannitti, Branson Ritchie, Paula Ciembor, Melanie Piazza, Denise Pesti, Mark Anderson


#* Caprine Abortion: Fetal and Placental Lesions attributed to Natural Chlamydophila pecorum Infection  — Federico Giannitti, Myrna Miller, Jacqueline Cavender, Marce Vasquez, Joan Rowe, Mark Anderson


#* Hepatitis Associated with Reovirus Infection in a Pigeon in California  — Federico Giannitti, Santiago Diab, Scott Fish, Peter R. Woolcock, Leslie Woods


#* A Previously Undescribed Highly Divergent Circular DNA Viral Genome from the Liver of a Horse with Severe Hepatopathy  — Federico Giannitti, Linlin Li, Patricia Pesavento, John Cullen, John Madigan


Generation of Animals Persistently Infected with HoBi-like Viruses and its Detection using RT-PCR, ELISA and IHC  — Fernando Bauermann, Shollie Falkenberg, Nicola Decaro, Aaron Harmon, Julia Ridpath


Chronic Wasting Disease Infectivity in Peripheral Tissues of White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)  — Gordon Mitchell, Antanas Staskevicius, Patricia Shaffer, Nishandan Yogasingam, Luke Price, Norman Neumann, Aru Balachandran


#* Phosphide Poisoning in 4 Equids in California  — Guillermo Rimoldi, Federico Giannitti, Adrienne Bautista, Snehal Tawde, Mark L. Anderson, Robert Poppenga


PCR Ribotypes of Clostridium difficile Isolates from Pigs  — Ha-young Kim, Jae-Won Byun, Byeong Yeal Jung, Myoung-Heon Lee, Bumseok Kim


Clostridium difficile in Diarrheic Korean Native Calves  — Ha-young Kim, Jae-Won Byun, Byeong Yeal Jung, Myoung-Heon Lee, Bumseok Kim


A Case of Cardiomegaly in Brown Trout  — Hui-Min Hsu, Susan Marcquenski, Melissa Behr, Philip Bochsler, David Schmidt


+ Concurrent Pulmonary Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor and Thyroid Adenocarcinoma in a Dog  — Ji-Youl Jung, Kyung Hyun Lee, Hyun Kyoung Lee, Moon Young Rhyoo, Soon-Seek Yoon, You-Chan Bae, Myoung-Heon Lee


Pathology of Natural Nerium oleander Intoxication in South American Camelids  — Jorge Garcia, Francisco Uzal, Federico Giannitti, Santiago Diab


#*†+ Adrenal Necrosis and Thrombosis in a Dog Treated with Trilostane  — Kelly Hughes, Rob Bildfell, Lisa Parshley


Evaluation of Effects of Media Conditions on Recovery and Identification of Tritrichomonas foetus  — Kris Clothier, Andrea Torain, Michelle Villanueva, Cynthia Hult


Analytical Method for the Extraction of 2-Dodecylcyclobutanone from Glycerol-Treated, Irradiated Chicken Jerky Pet Treats  — Faris Hussain, J. Scott Smith, Christopher Sommers, Olgica Ceric, Renate Reimschuessel


Locally Injected Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma Improves Long Subdermal Plexus Skin Flap Survival but not Second Intention Wound Healing in Dogs  — Maria Karayannopoulou, Panayiotis Loukopoulos, Dimitra Psalla, George Kazakos, Nikolaos Giannakas, Ioannis Savvas, Maria Kritsepi, Lysimachos Papazoglou


Uroperitoneum and Bilateral Renal Rupture in a Buck following Urethral and Urinary Bladder Obstruction due to Carbonate Apatite/Struvite Urolithiasis  — Nektarios Giadinis, Kalliopi Tsagkari, Evangelia Apostolidi, Victoria Siarkou, Panayiotis Loukopoulos


Prevalence and Spectrum of Johne's Disease Lesions in Cattle Slaughtered at Two Abattoirs in Kampala, Uganda  — Julius Okuni, Manfred Reinacher, Panayiotis Loukopoulos, Lonzy Ojok


# Non-Metastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma with Persistent Hyperglycemia in a Horse  — Panayiotis Loukopoulos, David Ramey, Deborah Kemper, Philip Johnson, Francisco Uzal


#* Development of Multiplex Real Time PCR Assays for the Detection and Quantification of the Six Major Non-O157 Escherichia coli Serogroups in Cattle Feces  — Pragathi B. Shridhar, Lance Noll, Baoyan An, Xiaorong Shi, T. Nagaraja, Jianfa Bai


Simple and Rapid Method for the Detection of Salmonella in Environmental Samples in the Presence of High Background Flora by Real-Time PCR  — Quoc Hoang, Robert Tebbs, Michael Pettit, Rick Conrad


Center for Veterinary Medicine's Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network Proficiency Testing Program  — Sarah Nemser, Yang Chen, Samantha Ebert, Ramesh Yettella, Andriy Tkachenko, Ravinder Reddy, Steve M. Ensley, Renate Reimschuessel


Rapid Isothermal Detection of Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV) RNA  — Jim Koelbl, Yogesh Chander, Michael Moser, Kathy L. Toohey-Kurth, Jennifer Godhardt- Cooper, Thomas Schoenfeld


# An Immunofluorescence Antibody Test: A Novel Diagnostic Tool for Detection of Mycoplasma synoviae in Chickens  — Vijay Durairaj, Victoria Laibinis, Ruth Wooten, Naola Ferguson-Noel


* Development of Serum Neutralization Assay for Detecting Neutralizing Antibodies against Mycoplasma synoviae  — Vijay Durairaj, Naola Ferguson-Noel


A Rapid Molecular Diagnostic Test for Detection of Swine Pathogens  — Yogesh Chander, David Mead, Thomas Schoenfeld, Michael Moser


HoBi-like Pestiviruses Persistently Infected Calves Transmit the Virus to Calves, Sheep, Goats and Pigs  — Fernando Bauermann, Shollie Falkenberg, Nicola Decaro, Aaron Harmon, Julia Ridpath


Symbols at the end of titles indicate the following designations:

# AAVLD Trainee Travel Awardee                                * Graduate Student Poster Presentation Award Applicant

Graduate Student Oral Presentation Award Applicant + AAVLD/ACVP Pathology Award Applicant

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Poster boards are 8 feet wide and 4 feet high.  They are a velcro board.  Push pins (long ones) will be provided to hang the posters



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Call for Abstracts and Submission dates:

Abstract Submission was closed June  1, 2013. Thanks to all who submitted materials. Review is underway and authors will be notified of their abstract’s status  by July 15, 2013



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We look forward to seeing you at the 2013 AAVLD/USAHA Annual Meeting to learn about the latest science, issues surrounding animal health and network with your peers.





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