• Evaluation of antibody response to vaccination against West Nile virus in thick billed parrots (Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha)

      Glavis, Jennifer; Larsen, R. Scott; Lamberski, Nadine; Gaffney, Patricia M.; Gardner, Ian (2011)
      West Nile virus (WNV) was first documented in North America in New York City in 1999. Several deaths attributable to WNV have been reported in captive thick-billed parrots (Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha), an endangered psittacine native to North America. The serologic responses in 12 captive adult thick-billed parrots after a series of three initial WNV vaccine injections with annual boosters over 6 yr was evaluated....
    • Systemic amyloid A amyloidosis in island foxes (Urocyon littoralis): Severity and risk factors

      Gaffney, Patricia M.; Witte, Carmel L.; Clifford, D. L.; Imai, D. M.; O’Brien, T. D.; Trejo, M.; Liberta, F.; Annamalai, K.; Fändrich, M.; Masliah, E.; et al. (2016)
      ...Here we define the severity of glomerular and medullary renal amyloid and identify risk factors for AA amyloidosis in 321 island foxes necropsied from 1987 through 2010. In affected kidneys, amyloid more commonly accumulated in the medullary interstitium than in the glomeruli (98% [n = 78 of 80] vs 56% [n = 45], respectively; P < .0001), and medullary deposition was more commonly severe (19% [n = 20 of 105]) as compared with glomeruli (7% [n = 7]; P = .01)....
    • Systemic amyloidosis in an African tiger snake (Telescopus semiannulatus)

      Burns, Rachel E.; Gaffney, Patricia M.; Nilsson, K. P. R.; Armién, A. G.; Pessier, Allan P. (2017)
      Summary An adult male African tiger snake (Telescopus semiannulatus) was diagnosed with disseminated mycobacteriosis and a hepatic biliary cystadenocarcinoma. Histologically, the spleen was largely replaced by extracellular deposits of eosinophilic, fibrillar to hyaline material....