Peggy L Dearing

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OBJECTIVE To identify potential pathogens in feces from llama and alpaca crias with diarrhea. DESIGN Prospective observational study. ANIMALS 45 unweaned crias with diarrhea. PROCEDURE Fecal samples were evaluated for Eimeria spp, Giardia spp, Cryptosporidium spp, enteric viruses, and Salmonella spp. A questionnaire yielded information concerning herd(More)
Cryptococcus gattii was isolated from a 1.5-year-old dog with systemic cryptococcosis in Oregon. The dog had no link to Vancouver Island or British Columbia, Canada. Samples from a nasal swab and from a granulomatous mass within the cranial cavity were pooled for culture. Colonies on Sabouraud dextrose agar were mucoid and exhibited bimorphic morphology,(More)
This pilot study aimed to establish if the Short Form 36 (SF-36) provides clinically relevant information about patient outcome which is not detected using the Glasgow Outcome Score (GOS) A retrospective postal questionnaire survey of all patients operated on for subarachnoid haemorrhage at the Leeds General Infirmary between March 1991 and December 1992 of(More)
We have developed a sensitive and specific method for the identification of Clostridium difficile in stool specimens based on the detection of metabolic breakdown products of the organism by gas-liquid chromatography after incubation of stool samples in a selective broth medium containing cefoxitin. Use of this approach to test samples from two different(More)
Although plague is relatively rare in wild ungulates, this report describes ocular lesions associated with Yersinia pestis infection in three free-ranging mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) from Wyoming and Oregon, USA. All deer were observed antemortem and seemed to be blind. Post-mortem examination revealed gross lesions of bilateral keratoconjunctivitis(More)
The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Oregon State University received 172 aborted ovine fetuses during the 1985-1987 lambing seasons; from 120 of these, body fluids were evaluated for IgG levels. Fifty-two (43%) of the fetal fluids had immunoglobulin G (IgG) levels greater than 15 mg/dl. Forty-five (87%) of the fluids with elevated IgG levels were(More)
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