Sherman W. Jack

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Farm-reared bobwhite quails less than 3 weeks of age experienced high mortality (250 of 400). At necropsy, these birds had multiple 1-to-2-mm pale foci throughout their livers. Histologically, these foci varied from acute hepatocellular necrosis without an inflammatory response to necrosis with infiltrates of mononuclear inflammatory cells and some(More)
Lead (Pb) poisoning of a pregnant heifer was diagnosed based upon clinical signs (head pressing, blindness, muscle twitching) and a blood lead concentration of 1.73 ppm. Blood and urinary Pb half-lives with CaNa2 EDTA/thiamine therapy were determined to be 2.08 and 1.38 days, respectively. Many cations (Ca, Fe, Zn, Na, Cu), including Pb, were excreted at(More)
A large commercial catfish enterprise encompassing over 500 food fish ponds from five farms covering multiple counties in the Mississippi Delta was included in this analysis of columnaris risk factors. A gram-negative bacterium, Flavobacterium columnare, is the cause of columnaris disease and is considered the second-most prevalent bacterial disease in(More)
Multiple submissions of bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus) were received for diagnosis from a commercial-size quail operation. The history and clinical signs included respiratory distress, lethargy, and substantial mortality. Reovirus was recovered from quail in the first submission, and both reovirus and adenovirus were isolated from later submissions.(More)
A swine model was developed to investigate the efficacy of percutaneous venous catheters with anti-microbial coatings. The catheters used in the study consisted of silver-coated and uncoated catheters, both designed for percutaneous venous access. Five commercial pigs were each implanted with three venous catheters and followed for a period of 90 days. Two(More)
There is an urgent need for a unified resource that integrates trans-disciplinary annotations of emerging and reemerging animal infectious and zoonotic diseases. Such data integration will provide wonderful opportunity for epidemiologists, researchers and health policy makers to make data-driven decisions designed to improve animal health. Integrating(More)