Dan S. Bradway

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Escherichia albertii has been associated with diarrhea in humans but not with disease or infection in animals. However, in December 2004, E. albertii was found, by biochemical and genetic methods, to be the probable cause of death for redpoll finches (Carduelis flammea) in Alaska. Subsequent investigation found this organism in dead and subclinically(More)
The sensitivity of the agar gel immunodiffusion (AGID) test for the detection of antibody to caprine arthritis-encephalitis virus (CAEV) was investigated with CAEV or ovine progressive pneumonia virus (OPPV) as the source of antigen. A total of 218 goat serum specimens were tested for anti-CAEV antibody by AGID and immunoprecipitation of(More)
A 5-year-old female spayed Shetland Sheepdog Mix dog was evaluated for a history of recent seizure activity, progressive hind limb ataxia, polyuria, and polydipsia and no history of gastrointestinal signs. Physical examination findings included conscious proprioceptive deficits, ataxia, and anterior uveitis along with a hypermature cataract in the right(More)
Waddlia chondrophila is a little-known intracellular organism belonging to the order Chlamydiales that has twice been isolated from aborted bovine fetuses. To initiate an investigation of the possibility that W. chondrophila may be an abortifacient pathogen, a serologic test was developed and used to screen bovine sera that were submitted to the Washington(More)
A 25-yr-old Diana monkey (Cercopithecus diana) with a 1.5-yr history of chronic colitis and diarrhea was found to have disseminated granulomatous disease with intralesional acid fast bacilli. Bacilli were identified as Mycobacterium genavense by polymerase chain reaction, sequencing of the 16S-23S ribosomal RNA intergenic spacer (ITS) gene, and mycolic acid(More)
Mycobacterium haemophilum, a nontuberculous mycobacterium, is a pathogen in immunocompromised human patients. We report a case of M haemophilum-induced granuloma in the spinal cord of an American Bison (Bison bison). M haemophilum infection was diagnosed by sequencing a portion of the 16 S ribosomal DNA and comparing the amplicon sequence with sequences in(More)
An adult male, wild-caught fairy bluebird (Irena puella) was evaluated after diagnosis of hepatic mycobacterial disease in a bird sharing the same quarantine space. Initial results did not reveal leukocytosis or acid-fast organisms in a liver biopsy. However, Mycobacterium avium was found in the liver via polymerase chain reaction (PCR). After euthanasia,(More)
A kinetic indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (k-ELISA) was evaluated for detection of antibody to caprine arthritis-encephalitis virus (CAEV), using sodium dodecyl sulfate-treated CAEV-63 as antigen. Two hundred fifteen caprine sera submitted to the diagnostic laboratory were tested for CAEV antibody by the k-ELISA and by immunoprecipitation of(More)
The complement fixation (CF) test commonly is used to identify cattle infected with Anaplasma marginale prior to interstate or international movement. Estimates of the accuracy of the CF test in detecting animals persistently infected with A. marginale vary widely. In this study, the sensitivity and specificity of the CF test for detection of carrier(More)
A 10-y-old Watusi ( Bos taurus africanus) steer housed at a drive-through game park in Winston, Oregon developed severe clinical illness including fever, marked nasal discharge, injected scleral and conjunctival membranes, plus oral hemorrhages and erosions. The animal responded poorly to supportive treatment and was euthanized. Additional gross findings at(More)