Stephen Purdy

Learn More
The parasitic nematode Parelaphostrongylus tenuis is an important cause of neurologic disease of camelids in central and eastern North America. The aim of this study was to determine whether alpacas develop resistance to disease caused by P. tenuis in response to a previous infection or a combination of controlled infection and immunization. Alpacas were(More)
In addition to conventional immunoglobulins, camelids produce antibodies that do not incorporate light chains into their structures. These so-called heavy-chain (HC) antibodies have incited great interest in the biomedical community, as they have considerable potential for biotechnological and therapeutic application. Recently, we have begun to elucidate(More)
Malignant neoplasia in 4 alpacas was characterized by acute onset of clinical signs and rapidly deteriorating condition. Postmortem examination revealed metastatic or multicentric neoplasia in the abdominal organs of alpacas 1, 3, and 4 and an extensive thoracic mass in alpaca 2. Immunohistochemical stains supported a diagnosis of B-cell lymphosarcoma in(More)
CD11b/CD18 (Mac-1) is a leukocyte integrin that plays a critical role in neutrophil adhesion and the initiation of acute inflammatory responses. Several Mac-1 blocking mAbs bind to the A-domain of CD11b, a approximately 200 amino acid region in the N-terminal portion of the protein that is involved in ligand binding and Mac-1 functional activity. We(More)
INTESTINAL AND LUNGWORM PARASITE CONTROL Intestinal parasites affecting donkeys are similar to those that affect horses. These include nematodes (large and small strongyles, ascarids, pinworms), bots, and Cestodes (tapeworms). Basic principles of parasite control are the same as for larger equines. Medications used with success in donkeys include(More)
  • 1