Belinda S Thompson

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Five recombinant antigens (Ags; 85A, 85B, 85C, superoxide dismutase [SOD], and 35-kDa protein) were purified from Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis and evaluated for their ability to stimulate peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PMBCs) from fecal-culture-positive cows (low and medium shedders) and culture-negative healthy cows. Recombinant Ags(More)
reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Objective To assess the use and utility of a syndrome check list on the general submission form of a high volume veterinary diagnostic laboratory , and compare to the results of a 2009 pilot study. Introduction The New York State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (NYSVDL) receives more(More)
Blood lead (Pb) is used to diagnose Pb poisoning and exposure in cattle, but there are limited data comparing circulating Pb with concentrations in beef from the same cattle. This study determines whether there is a correlation between blood Pb and tissue Pb concentrations in accidentally exposed cattle. Pb analyses were carried out on ante-mortem blood and(More)
Lead (Pb) exposure in dairy cattle is associated with economic losses due to mortality and treatment costs, but with production animals there is also risk to the human food chain. The first objective of this study was to quantify the Pb concentration in milk from Pb-exposed cattle. The second objective was to correlate blood and milk Pb concentrations from(More)
Lead (Pb) poisoning remains a common cause of morbidity in dairy and beef cattle. Although Pb toxicosis is typically diagnosed in cattle with clinical signs of acute or subacute Pb poisoning, it has been hypothesized that subclinical chronic exposure of cattle to Pb, which often goes undiagnosed, poses more of a risk to the human consumer. There is not(More)
/Summary Glossary and reading aloud test items are often listed as allowed in many states' accommodation policies for ELL students, when taking states' large‐scale mathematics assessments. However, little empirical research has been conducted on the effects of these two accommodations on ELL students' test performance. Further, no research is available to(More)
Since implementation of the National Environmental Protection (Assessment of Site Contamination) Measure (NEPM) guidelines in 1999, a number of improvements are needed to enhance the contaminated land risk assessment process. In particular, due to advances in toxicological research there is a need to update the Australian adopted health investigation levels(More)
The goal of the current study was to determine the range of blood selenium concentrations in goats in New York State that were fed adequately supplemented diets. Blood samples from mature, juvenile, and neonatal goats from commercial farms, 2 dairy and 2 meat producers, were analyzed via graphite-furnace atomic absorption spectroscopy. Feed samples were(More)
Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Dublin ( Salmonella Dublin) is a host-adapted bacterium that causes high morbidity and mortality in dairy cattle worldwide. A retrospective search of archives at the New York Animal Health Diagnostic Center revealed 57 culture-confirmed Salmonella Dublin cases from New York and Pennsylvania in which detailed(More)
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