Gordon A. Andrews

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Genetically engineered stem cells efficiently deliver therapeutic proteins to cancer and other sites of inflammation. However, a major advantage would be realized if tumor-trafficking stem cells that have not been genetically modified exhibit an inherent antitumor effect, thus circumventing the necessity of the expression of exogenous genes by the cells. We(More)
A degenerative skeletal muscle disease with vascular, neurologic, and renal lesions and a probable familial distribution was identified in 4-20-month-old purebred Gelbvieh cattle. Thirteen affected animals were confirmed from 6 separate beef herds, with a mortality rate of 100%. Clinical signs in affected animals consisted of ataxia, weakness, and terminal(More)
Complete physical examinations and biomedical sample collection were performed on 70 free-ranging ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) from three different habitats in the Beza Mahfaly Special Reserve (BMSR), in southern Madagascar, to assess the impact of humans and habitat on lemur health. Lemurs were chemically immobilized with ketamine and diazepam(More)
Bottlenose dolphins can have iron overload (that is, hemochromatosis), and managed populations of dolphins may be more susceptible to this disease than are wild dolphins. Serum iron, total iron-binding capacity (TIBC), transferrin saturation, and ferritin were measured in 181 samples from 141 dolphins in 2 managed collections and 2 free-ranging populations.(More)
The assay of Makimura and Suzuki for serum haptoglobin has been adapted to use one tube with both semiautomated and robotic methods. The adaptation permits the determination of haptoglobin in several hundred serum samples per day. Both methods were strongly correlated with the original two-tube method and had within-assay variability of 4.4% for the(More)
An improved serum ferritin assay for canine serum has been developed. It uses two monoclonal antibodies in a sandwich arrangement. Serum ferritin can be determined on undiluted canine sera with this assay. The recovery of ferritin added to canine serum ranged from 98 to 106%, the within-assay coefficient of variability was 3.3 to 4.5%, and the(More)
A 4-year 10-month-old, intact female dromedary camel had progressive left carpal joint swelling and lameness for 7 months. Radiographs showed multifocal lytic lesions in the carpal and proximal metacarpal bones. Surgical biopsy of the synovial capsule and carpal bones suggested neoplasia, and the camel was subsequently euthanized. At necropsy, a white to(More)
A 6-yr-old female leopard (Panthera pardus) was evaluated for a history of chronic obstipation of 4-mo duration. Radiographic, ultrasonographic, and computed tomographic evaluation revealed an intrapelvic mass that was compressing the distal colon. Because of the difficulties of postsurgical management of this animal, the owner requested euthanasia. On(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the use of serum biomarkers of cartilage and bone metabolism to predict the occurrence and severity of osteochondrosis (OC) lesions in the distal portion of the femur in growing swine. ANIMALS 71 gilts. PROCEDURES At an abattoir, serum samples for analysis of 10 biomarkers indicative of cartilage and bone metabolism were obtained(More)
Anti-A antiserum from blood type B cats, the current reagent used to detect blood type A cats, is expensive, labour intensive to produce, and can vary in sensitivity between preparations. In contrast, monoclonal antibodies are produced easily in large quantities and pure form. We produced six IgM class murine monoclonal antibodies, four specific for feline(More)