D. B. Hunter

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Quantitative information on the uptake and distribution of Al at the cellular level is required to understand mechanisms of Al toxicity, but direct measurement of uptake across the plasma membrane has remained elusive. We measured rates of Al transport across membranes in single cells of Chara corallina using the rare (26)Al isotope, an emerging technology(More)
Clostridium perfringens is an important pathogen of animals and humans and is the causative agent of necrotic enteritis (NE) in poultry. This study focuses on the typing of intestinal C. perfringens isolates (n = 61) from outbreaks of NE collected from several areas of Southern Ontario, using a recently developed multilocus sequence typing (MLST) technique.(More)
Clostridium perfringens is an important commensal and bacterial pathogen of many animal species. It has particular significance in poultry, where it may cause necrotic enteritis. Our objective was to characterize the population diversity of C. perfringens colonizing healthy birds, and to observe how diversity changed over time. Isolates were obtained from(More)
A previously described multiplex PCR was evaluated for the identification and prevalence of Eimeria species in market-age commercial chicken flocks in Ontario. The multiplex PCR based on species-specific RAPD-SCAR markers was able to distinguish six available laboratory strains of Eimeria species (E. tenella, E. maxima, E. necatrix, E. mitis, E. acervulina,(More)
In 1988, a necropsy survey of the pattern and major causes of mortality in mink kits from birth to weaning was undertaken. The overall preweaning mortality rate was 20%. Mortalities occurring within the first three days after birth accounted for 91% of submissions, and 78% of the kits in this age group had no lesions or bacterial isolates. The average(More)
Black fly feeding alone and in concert with Leucocytozoon spp. infection caused mortality in fledgling great horned owls (Bubo virginianus) in the Yukon, Canada 1990 to 1991. These mortalities occurred during a year of food shortage corresponding with a decline in the population of snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus), the main prey for great horned owls. We(More)
Two commercial layer chicken flocks that were fed a flax-based diet beginning at 28 weeks of age for the production of omega-3 fatty-acid-enriched eggs experienced increased mortality when the birds reached 37 weeks. The average weekly mortality was 0.34% over a 20-week period, with peak mortality of 0.9% for 1 week. Reduced feed consumption, reduced body(More)
The ability to develop adequate models for predicting the fate of inorganic contaminants in both surface and subsurface environments is highly dependent on accurate knowledge of the partitioning of these constituents between the solid and solution phases and ultimately on the capability to provide molecular-level information on chemical species(More)