James F X Wellehan

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Affiliation: University of Florida
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Clinical relevance of novel Otarine herpesvirus-3 in California sea lions (Zalophus californianus): lymphoma, esophageal ulcers, and strandings
    Stephanie Venn-Watson
    National Marine Mammal Foundation, 2240 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, California, 92106, USA
    Vet Res 43:85. 2012
  2. pmc Initial sequence characterization of the rhabdoviruses of squamate reptiles, including a novel rhabdovirus from a caiman lizard (Dracaena guianensis)
    James F X Wellehan
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Vet Microbiol 158:274-9. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Characterization of California sea lion polyomavirus 1: expansion of the known host range of the Polyomaviridae to Carnivora
    James F X Wellehan
    Marine Animal Disease Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Infect Genet Evol 11:987-96. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Characterization of an erythrocytic virus in the family Iridoviridae from a peninsula ribbon snake (Thamnophis sauritus sackenii)
    James F X Wellehan
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Vet Microbiol 131:115-22. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Consensus nested PCR amplification and sequencing of diverse reptilian, avian, and mammalian orthoreoviruses
    James F X Wellehan
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Vet Microbiol 133:34-42. 2009
  6. doi request reprint New recognition of Enterovirus infections in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)
    Hendrik H Nollens
    College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Vet Microbiol 139:170-5. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Identification of a novel adenovirus in a cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus)
    Natalie H Hall
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Florida Veterinary Medical Center, Gainesville, FL, USA
    J Vet Diagn Invest 24:359-63. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Ranavirus infection of free-ranging and captive box turtles and tortoises in the United States
    April J Johnson
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    J Wildl Dis 44:851-63. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Columbid herpesvirus-1 in two Cooper's hawks (Accipiter cooperii) with fatal inclusion body disease
    Marie E Pinkerton
    Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, 2001 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61802, USA
    J Wildl Dis 44:622-8. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Identification of a novel herpesvirus from a California desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii)
    April J Johnson
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, P O Box 100126, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Vet Microbiol 111:107-16. 2005

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  1. pmc Clinical relevance of novel Otarine herpesvirus-3 in California sea lions (Zalophus californianus): lymphoma, esophageal ulcers, and strandings
    Stephanie Venn-Watson
    National Marine Mammal Foundation, 2240 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, California, 92106, USA
    Vet Res 43:85. 2012
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  2. pmc Initial sequence characterization of the rhabdoviruses of squamate reptiles, including a novel rhabdovirus from a caiman lizard (Dracaena guianensis)
    James F X Wellehan
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Vet Microbiol 158:274-9. 2012
    ..Bayesian and maximum likelihood phylogenetic analysis revealed that most known rhabdoviruses of squamates cluster in the Almpiwar subgroup. The exception is Marco virus, which is found in the Hart Park group...
  3. doi request reprint Characterization of California sea lion polyomavirus 1: expansion of the known host range of the Polyomaviridae to Carnivora
    James F X Wellehan
    Marine Animal Disease Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Infect Genet Evol 11:987-96. 2011
    ..Sequence of additional samples identified four sites of variation in the t antigens, three of which resulted in predicted coding changes...
  4. ncbi request reprint Characterization of an erythrocytic virus in the family Iridoviridae from a peninsula ribbon snake (Thamnophis sauritus sackenii)
    James F X Wellehan
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Vet Microbiol 131:115-22. 2008
    ..Bayesian and maximum likelihood phylogenetic analysis found that this virus was distinct from other known iridoviral genera and species, and may represent a novel genus and species...
  5. doi request reprint Consensus nested PCR amplification and sequencing of diverse reptilian, avian, and mammalian orthoreoviruses
    James F X Wellehan
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Vet Microbiol 133:34-42. 2009
    ..This PCR method may be useful for obtaining templates for initial sequencing of novel orthoreoviruses from diverse vertebrate hosts...
  6. doi request reprint New recognition of Enterovirus infections in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)
    Hendrik H Nollens
    College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Vet Microbiol 139:170-5. 2009
    ..Associations between enterovirus antibody levels, and age, sex, complete blood counts, and clinical serum biochemistries were explored. Dolphins with higher antibody levels were more likely to be hyperproteinemic and hyperglobulinemic...
  7. doi request reprint Identification of a novel adenovirus in a cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus)
    Natalie H Hall
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Florida Veterinary Medical Center, Gainesville, FL, USA
    J Vet Diagn Invest 24:359-63. 2012
    ..The diversity and evolution of the adenoviruses of platyrrhine primates merits further investigation. Additional study of the association of this virus with diarrhea is indicated...
  8. ncbi request reprint Ranavirus infection of free-ranging and captive box turtles and tortoises in the United States
    April J Johnson
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    J Wildl Dis 44:851-63. 2008
    ..Amphibians may serve as a reservoir host for susceptible chelonians. This report also demonstrated that significant disease associated with Ranavirus infections are likely more widespread in chelonians than previously suspected...
  9. ncbi request reprint Columbid herpesvirus-1 in two Cooper's hawks (Accipiter cooperii) with fatal inclusion body disease
    Marie E Pinkerton
    Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, 2001 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61802, USA
    J Wildl Dis 44:622-8. 2008
    ..PCR results provide evidence that this disease is transmitted to raptors via Rock Pigeons, most likely through ingestion of Rock Pigeons as prey...
  10. ncbi request reprint Identification of a novel herpesvirus from a California desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii)
    April J Johnson
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, P O Box 100126, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Vet Microbiol 111:107-16. 2005
    ..Similar to THV-1, this novel herpesvirus, tortoise herpesvirus-2 (THV-2), also clusters with the alphaherpesviruses...
  11. doi request reprint Phylogenetic analysis of marine mammal herpesviruses
    Heather T D Maness
    Aquatic Animal Health Program and Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, PO Box 100136, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Vet Microbiol 149:23-9. 2011
    ..All cetacean gammaherpesviruses formed a monophyletic clade and could not be associated with an established gammaherpesviral genus...
  12. doi request reprint A novel gammaherpesvirus found in oral squamous cell carcinomas in sun bears (Helarctos malayanus)
    Lydia Lam
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
    J Vet Diagn Invest 25:99-106. 2013
    ..The association between the herpesvirus and squamous cell carcinoma is unknown. The current study presents a novel gammaherpesvirus within the order Ursidae, with the name Ursid herpesvirus 1 proposed...
  13. ncbi request reprint Two herpesviruses associated with disease in wild Atlantic loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta)
    Brian A Stacy
    University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Clinical Sciences, P O Box 100126, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Vet Microbiol 126:63-73. 2008
    ..We propose the genus Chelonivirus for this monophyletic group of chelonian herpesviruses...
  14. doi request reprint Genotype differentiation of Agamid Adenovirus 1 in bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps) in the USA by hexon gene sequence
    Derek B Parkin
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Zoological Medicine Service, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Infect Genet Evol 9:501-6. 2009
    ..These findings show that this hexon region is useful for AgAdV1 genotyping, which can be used epidemiologically as well as in future investigations of AgAdV1 evolution and clinical implications of strain differences...
  15. ncbi request reprint Lymphoid follicular cloacal inflammation associated with a novel herpesvirus in juvenile alligators (Alligator mississippiensis)
    Pamela D Govett
    Environmental Medicine Consortium, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27606, USA
    J Vet Diagn Invest 17:474-9. 2005
    ..Sequencing of the PCR amplicon resulted in a 180-base pair sequence that shared 85% sequence identity with tortoise herpesvirus-1...
  16. doi request reprint Characterization of San Miguel sea lion virus populations using pyrosequencing-based methods
    James F X Wellehan
    Marine Animal Disease Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, 2015 SW 16th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Infect Genet Evol 10:254-60. 2010
    ..SMSV appears to behave as a quasispecies. Assessment of original patient samples is preferable for understanding clinical SMSV populations...
  17. doi request reprint Siadenovirus infection in two psittacine bird species
    James F X Wellehan
    Zoological Medicine Service, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Avian Pathol 38:413-7. 2009
    ..Like other known members of the genus Siadenovirus, Psittacine adenovirus 2 is AT-rich over the region sequenced, and it is hypothesized that this may be associated with shorter host-virus evolutionary association...
  18. doi request reprint Characterization of an outbreak of astroviral diarrhea in a group of cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus)
    Adrienne Atkins
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Vet Microbiol 136:160-5. 2009
    ..All animals were monitored and treated with bismuth subsalicylate tablets (524mg PO BID for 5 days), and recovered without additional intervention. This is the first report we are aware of documenting an astrovirus outbreak in cheetah...
  19. ncbi request reprint Six novel gammaherpesviruses of Afrotheria provide insight into the early divergence of the Gammaherpesvirinae
    James F X Wellehan
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Vet Microbiol 127:249-57. 2008
    ..These viruses may have codiverged with their host species. Phylogenetic analysis of these novel herpesviruses suggests that two separate groups of gammaherpesviruses may have codiverged with the Afrotheria...
  20. ncbi request reprint Varanid herpesvirus 1: a novel herpesvirus associated with proliferative stomatitis in green tree monitors (Varanus prasinus)
    James F X Wellehan
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Vet Microbiol 105:83-92. 2005
    ..Comparative sequence analysis suggests that this virus is a novel member of the subfamily alpha-herpesvirinae, and is here termed varanid herpesvirus 1...
  21. ncbi request reprint Detection and phylogenetic characterization of a novel herpesvirus from the trachea of two stranded Common Loons (Gavia immer)
    Rolando J Quesada
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    J Wildl Dis 47:233-9. 2011
    ..Phylogenetically, GavHV1 clusters within the genus Iltovirus. The relationship between the observed lesions and the virus remains to be demonstrated...
  22. doi request reprint A novel gammaherpesvirus in a large flying fox (Pteropus vampyrus) with blepharitis
    A Paige Brock
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Florida, 2015 SW 16th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA
    J Vet Diagn Invest 25:433-7. 2013
    ..Additional research is needed regarding the association of this virus with conjunctivitis and other ocular pathology. This virus may be useful as a biomarker of stress and may be a useful model of virus recrudescence in Pteropus spp...
  23. ncbi request reprint Development of a quantitative PCR for rapid and sensitive diagnosis of an intranuclear coccidian parasite in Testudines (TINC), and detection in the critically endangered Arakan forest turtle (Heosemys depressa)
    W Alexander Alvarez
    Marine Animal Disease Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Vet Parasitol 193:66-70. 2013
    ..Testing of soil and invertebrates was negative and did not provide any further insights into life cycles. This assay was used to identify TINC in a novel host species, the critically endangered Arakan forest turtle (Heosemys depressa)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Serologic and molecular evidence for Testudinid herpesvirus 2 infection in wild Agassiz's desert tortoises, Gopherus agassizii
    Elliott R Jacobson
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, PO Box 100126, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    J Wildl Dis 48:747-57. 2012
    ..The serologic findings support cross-reactivity between TeHV2 and TeHV3. Further studies to determine the ecology, prevalence, and clinical significance of this virus in tortoise populations are needed...
  25. ncbi request reprint Iron storage disease in captive Egyptian fruit bats (Rousettus aegyptiacus): relationship of blood iron parameters to hepatic iron concentrations and hepatic histopathology
    Lisa L Farina
    Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, 2015 SW 16 Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    J Zoo Wildl Med 36:212-21. 2005
    ..On the basis of this study, it appears that evaluation of serum iron, transferrin saturation, and plasma ferritin are useful and noninvasive methods for diagnosis of hemochromatosis in Egyptian fruit bats...
  26. ncbi request reprint Detection of a respiratory coronavirus from tissues archived during a pneumonia epizootic in free-ranging Pacific harbor seals Phoca vitulina richardsii
    Hendrik H Nollens
    Marine Mammal Health Program, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    Dis Aquat Organ 90:113-20. 2010
    ..The virus is tentatively named harbor seal coronavirus (HSCoV). The clinical significance of HSCoV and its involvement in the etiology of the epizootic pneumonia and deaths of the harbor seals is uncertain...
  27. ncbi request reprint Renal infection by a new coccidian genus in big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus)
    Arno Wunschmann
    Department of Veterinary Population Medicine Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, 1333 Gortner Avenue, University of Minnesota, St Paul, Minnesota 55108, USA
    J Parasitol 96:178-83. 2010
    ....
  28. pmc Detection and analysis of six lizard adenoviruses by consensus primer PCR provides further evidence of a reptilian origin for the atadenoviruses
    James F X Wellehan
    Zoological Medicine Service, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    J Virol 78:13366-9. 2004
    ..Phylogenetic analysis indicated that these viruses belong to the genus Atadenovirus, supporting the reptilian origin of atadenoviruses. This PCR method may be useful for obtaining templates for initial sequencing of novel adenoviruses...
  29. doi request reprint Incomplete ovariosalpingectomy and subsequent malignant granulosa cell tumor in a female green iguana (Iguana iguana)
    Janice A Cruz Cardona
    Department of Physiological Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 239:237-42. 2011
    ..A 9-year-old spayed female green iguana (Iguana iguana) was evaluated because of a distended coelom and weight loss. History included a single episode of egg binding and subsequent bilateral ovariosalpingectomy...
  30. ncbi request reprint Pythiosis in a dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius)
    James F X Wellehan
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    J Zoo Wildl Med 35:564-8. 2004
    ..The camel began to lose weight postoperatively and died 6 mo later. At necropsy, the camel was found to have gastritis of the third compartment of the stomach with intralesional hyphae of this oomycete pathogen...
  31. ncbi request reprint Characterization of a parainfluenza virus isolated from a bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
    Hendrik H Nollens
    Marine Mammal Health Program, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Vet Microbiol 128:231-42. 2008
    ..truncatus parainfluenza virus type 1 (TtPIV-1). The virus is monophyletic with, but genetically distinct from, the various bovine parainfluenza virus type 3 strains...
  32. ncbi request reprint Fatal human herpesvirus type 1 infection in a white-handed gibbon (Hylobates lar)
    Jennifer A Landolfi
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    J Vet Diagn Invest 17:369-71. 2005
    ..Positive HHV-1 serology from several years before the terminal episode suggested that the disease was most likely due to recrudescence of latent HHV-1 infection...
  33. doi request reprint Detection of specific antibody responses to vaccination in variable flying foxes (Pteropus hypomelanus)
    James F X Wellehan
    Zoological Medicine Service, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis 32:379-94. 2009
    ..Monoclonal antibodies developed in this study recognized immunoglobulins from other members of the genus Pteropus well, and may be useful in applications where specific detection of Pteropus IgG is needed...
  34. pmc Cross-reactivity between immunoglobulin G antibodies of whales and dolphins correlates with evolutionary distance
    Hendrik H Nollens
    Marine Mammal Health Program and the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, P O Box 100126, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 15:1547-54. 2008
    ..The data generated will be useful for the development of clinical serodiagnostics in diverse cetacean species...
  35. pmc Surgical removal of a mammary adenocarcinoma and a granulosa cell tumor in an African pygmy hedgehog
    James F X Wellehan
    Avian and Exotic Service, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
    Can Vet J 44:235-7. 2003
    ..Hyperglycemia and glucosuria were found at presentation. Mammary adenocarcinoma and a granulosa cell tumor were found and removed surgically. Glucosuria and hematuria resolved, and the hedgehog has done well for 10 mo postoperatively...
  36. ncbi request reprint Amphibian virology
    April J Johnson
    College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract 8:53-65, viii. 2005
    ..It is important for the amphibian clinician to recognize disease syndromes and pathology that are consistent with viral etiology...
  37. ncbi request reprint Conjunctival swab cytology from a guinea pig: it's elementary!
    Nicole I Strik
    Department of Veterinary Physiological Sciences and the Zoological Medicine Service, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
    Vet Clin Pathol 34:169-71. 2005
    ..However, PCR is an important complementary tool when organisms are not observed and for accurate classification of the Chlamydia species...
  38. ncbi request reprint Cytologic diagnosis of Lawsonia intracellularis proliferative ileitis in a Japanese snow macaque (Macaca fuscata)
    Heather L Wamsley
    Department of Physiological Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
    Vet Clin Pathol 34:57-60. 2005
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint A novel siadenovirus detected in the kidneys and liver of Gouldian finches (Erythura gouldiae)
    Heather M Joseph
    College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, 2015 SW 16th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32608, United States
    Vet Microbiol 172:35-43. 2014
    ..The significance of this virus' presence is unknown at this time as clinical signs of positive birds varied. ..
  40. ncbi request reprint Dermatophilus chelonae in a king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah)
    James F X Wellehan
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    J Zoo Wildl Med 35:553-6. 2004
    ..An organism was cultured and identified by 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing as Dermatophilus chelonae. After a course of antibiotic therapy, no further lesions were seen for 5 mo...
  41. ncbi request reprint Use of a nerve locator to facilitate administration of mandibular nerve blocks in crocodilians
    James F X Wellehan
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    J Zoo Wildl Med 37:405-8. 2006
    ..Use of a nerve stimulator provides an objective measurement of nerve conduction blockade and may be useful in exotic species in which anatomic landmarks for nerve block placement are not well established...
  42. ncbi request reprint Fatal septicemia caused by Helicobacter infection in a pancake tortoise (Malacochersus tornieri)
    Brian A Stacy
    University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, PO Box 100136, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    J Vet Diagn Invest 22:660-2. 2010
    ..Amplification of partial sequence of the 16S ribosomal gene using polymerase chain reaction identified the organism as Helicobacter and suggest that it is a novel species...
  43. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis and management of atypical hypoadrenocorticism in a variable flying fox (Pteropus hypomelanus)
    A Paige Brock
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, 2015 SW 16th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32608, USA
    J Zoo Wildl Med 44:517-9. 2013
    ..Repeated attempts to decrease the prednisolone dose caused recurrence of clinical signs and weight loss. Based on diagnostic test results and response to therapy, a diagnosis of atypical hypoadrenocorticism was made...
  44. ncbi request reprint Two Plasmodium species of the crocodile skink Tribolonotus gracilis from Irian Jaya, Indonesia
    Sam R Telford
    The Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, USA
    J Parasitol 91:148-51. 2005
    ..Gametocytes averaged 5.9 x 5.5 (5.0-6.6 x 5.0-6.0), with LW 31.9 microm2 (25-40) and L/W 1.06 (1.0-1.2). Gametocytes are not sexually dimorphic in size or shape and had no effect upon dimensions of host erythrocytes or their nuclei...
  45. ncbi request reprint Reptile virology
    James F X Wellehan
    College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract 8:27-52, vii. 2005
    ..Reptiles are hosts to diverse viral infections. This article reviews the viruses that are known to infect reptiles and discusses associated pathology, available diagnostic methods, and management techniques for the reptile clinician...
  46. ncbi request reprint Saccular lung cannulation in a ball python (Python regius) to treat a tracheal obstruction
    Debbie A Myers
    University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, P O Box 100101, Gainesville, Florida 32610 0101, USA
    J Zoo Wildl Med 40:214-6. 2009
    ..Saccular lung cannulation is a relatively simple procedure that can alleviate tracheal narrowing or obstruction, similar to air sac cannulation in birds...
  47. doi request reprint Efficacy of decontamination and sterilization of a single-use single-incision laparoscopic surgery port
    James G Coisman
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA
    Am J Vet Res 74:934-8. 2013
    ..To determine the efficacy of decontamination and sterilization of a disposable port intended for use during single-incision laparoscopy...
  48. ncbi request reprint Proliferative enteritis associated with Lawsonia intracellularis in a Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata)
    Maud Lafortune
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610 0126, USA
    J Zoo Wildl Med 35:549-52. 2004
    ..Given the fact that very specific tests are required for identifying this organism, L. intracellularis may be underdiagnosed in nonhuman primates...
  49. ncbi request reprint Computed tomography of granulomatous pneumonia with oxalosis in an American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) associated with Metarhizium anisopliae var anisopliae
    Natalie H Hall
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Florida Veterinary Medical Center, 2015 SW 16th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    J Zoo Wildl Med 42:700-8. 2011
    ..This case demonstrates the value of CT for pulmonary assessment and diagnosis of fungal pneumonia in the American alligator. Fungal infection with associated oxalosis should not be presumed to be aspergillosis...
  50. ncbi request reprint Surgical management of a malacic corneal ulcer in a greater one-horned Asian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) using a free island tarsoconjunctival graft
    Douglas W Esson
    Eye Care for Animals, Tustin, CA 92780, and College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville 32610, USA
    Vet Ophthalmol 9:65-9. 2006
    ..The animal was re-anesthetized, and a free island tarsoconjunctival graft performed. This second procedure was successful, resulting in globe preservation, cosmesis, and functional vision in the affected eye...
  51. ncbi request reprint Synovial fluid from an African spur-thighed tortoise (Geochelone sulcata)
    Athema L Casimire-Etzioni
    Clinical Patholology Service, Department of Physiological Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
    Vet Clin Pathol 33:43-6. 2004
    ..A high protein diet also may have contributed to the development of gout. Cytologic evaluation of synovial fluid can be used as a quick and definitive tool to diagnose gout in tortoises...