INCLUSION BODY DISEASE IN BOID SNAKES
- J. Schumacher, E. Jacobson, B. Homer, Gaskin Jm
- Medicine, Biology
Central nervous system disease was more apparent in mem bers of the subfamily Pythoninae than in members of the Boinae and included the inability of animals to right themselves when placed in dorsal recumbency, head tremors, disorientation, and paresis.
Association of herpesvirus with fibropapillomatosis of the green turtle Chelonia mydas and the loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta in Florida.
- J. Lackovich, D. Brown, P. Klein
- Environmental ScienceDiseases of Aquatic Organisms
- 30 July 1999
Results lead to the conclusion that a chelonian herpesvirus is regularly associated with fibropapillomatosis and is not merely an incidental finding in affected turtles.
Feline Papillomas and Papillomaviruses
- J. Sundberg, M. Van Ranst, A. B. Jenson
- BiologyVeterinary Pathology-Supplement
- 1 January 2000
A battery of monoclonal antibodies established differential expression patterns among cutaneous and oral PVs of snow leopards and domestic cats, suggesting that they represent distinct viruses.
Identification of tubular injury microRNA biomarkers in urine: comparison of next-generation sequencing and qPCR-based profiling platforms
- Rounak Nassirpour, Sachin Mathur, L. Whiteley
- BiologyBMC Genomics
- 18 June 2014
This is the first time that miRNA profiling platforms including NGS have been compared in urine specimen and the results suggest that although miRNA-seq has superior specificity, it may not detect low abundant miRNAs in urine samples.
Mercury distribution in American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) in Florida.
- T. Heaton-Jones, B. Homer, D. L. Heaton-Jones, S. Sundlof
- BiologyJournal of zoo and wildlife medicine
- 1 March 1997
Because of the alligator's ability to bioaccumulate mercury, this species might be useful as a bio-monitor for environmental mercury contamination.
Neurological disease in wild loggerhead sea turtles Caretta caretta.
- E. Jacobson, B. Homer, G. Shelton
- MedicineDiseases of Aquatic Organisms
- 12 June 2006
It is speculated that the clinical signs and pathologic changes seen in the affected LST resulted from combined heavy spirorchiid parasitism and possible chronic exposure to a novel toxin present in the diet of LST.
Fatal Cytauxzoonosis in a Captive-reared White Tiger (Panthera tigris)
- M. Garner, N. P. Lung, S. Citino, E. Greiner, J. Harvey, B. Homer
- Medicine, BiologyVeterinary Pathology-Supplement
- 1 January 1996
The findings of fatal cytauxzoonosis in a 7-year-old female white tiger raise questions regarding the pathogenicity of this organism in felids and may impact husbandry and interstate transfer of captive large cats.
Deaths of desert tortoises following periods of drought and research manipulation
- K. Berry, E. Spangenberg, B. Homer, E. Jacobson
- Environmental Science
During droughts, scientists conducting research and procedures on wild desert tortoises can use abnormalities in behavior and laboratory data as early warnings of stress and take appropriate actions to reduce impacts by modifying protocols, or delaying or terminating the procedures.
Selective Inhibition of BTK Prevents Murine Lupus and Antibody-Mediated Glomerulonephritis
It is shown that BTK inhibition potently limits the development of glomerulonephritis by impacting both cell- and effector molecule-mediated pathways, implying a critical role for BTK signaling in disease pathogenesis beyond inhibition of autoantibody production.
PATHOLOGY OF DISEASES IN WILD DESERT TORTOISES FROM CALIFORNIA
- B. Homer, K. Berry, M. Brown, G. Ellis, E. Jacobson
- MedicineJournal of Wildlife Diseases
- 1 July 1998
Twenty-four ill or dead desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii) were received between March 1992 and July 1995 for necropsies from the Mojave and Colorado deserts of California (USA) and a variety of etiologies were responsible for morbidity and mortality.