Kelly Hewes

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Natural infection of research mice with enterohepatic Helicobacter spp. is common and may confound experimental studies from intercurrent disease. We evaluated a protocol of dirty bedding exposure for transmission of Helicobacter infection from colony mice to female Tac:(SW)fBR sentinel mice over 6 months. METHODS Cecal scrapings(More)
Blood samples were obtained from anesthetized ferrets of various ages, by venipuncture of the retro-orbital plexus with a heparinized capillary pipette. It is recommended that a cumulative collection of 20% of total blood volume not be exceeded for any two week period. This technique, when carefully performed on alternate orbits and at a frequency dictated(More)
While routinely examining a fecal specimen of a cat for evidence of intestinal parasitism, large eggs (230 by 110 mu) were observed. tfurther examination of the fecal specimen revealed an adult Cheyletiella sp. mite. Of 42 cats received from the same source, 11 had Cheyletiella mites, found either on the skin or in fecal specimens. Grossly visible skin(More)
BACKGROUND The common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) is a small, New World primate that is used extensively in biomedical and behavioral research. This short-lived primate, with its small body size, ease of handling, and docile temperament, has emerged as a valuable model for aging and neurodegenerative research. A growing body of research has indicated(More)
Blood and serum from normal degus (Octodon degus) that ranged in age from 3 to 48 months were analyzed to determine reference hematologic and serum protein values. Both sexes were evaluated and were similar. The hematologic and serum protein values for males were: erythrocytes, 8.69 +/- 0.19 X 10(6) /microliter; packed cell volume, 42.1% +/- 0.59%;(More)
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