AAV – New Journal Issue

The new edition of the Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery is Available!


If you’re not a member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians you learn about the benefits of membership here:


Immunology Notes

Here’s a condensed illustration of thymic T cell development that I adapted for an immunology class that I taught a while  back.

ExoticsCon 2016 in Portland

Going to ExoticsCon 2016 in Portland, OR?  Dr. Gasper will be presenting at the AAV Pathology and Research forum at 5:45 pm on Monday August 29. He will discuss the respiratory histopathology of ferrets experimentally infected with the pandemic influenza A viruses from 1918 and the most recent pandemic 2009! He’ll also discuss the histopathology of seasonal influenza infection in ferrets!


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Histopathology of Pandemic Influenza A H1N1 in Ferrets


Dr. Gasper and his colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Washington, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory recently published a paper that includes comparative histopathology of respiratory lesions in ferrets experimentally infected with the pandemic influenza viruses A/1918/BrevigMission H1N1 and A/CAO4 H1N1.    The paper reports the histopathology of trachea and lung at 1, 3, and 8 days after infection with each virus and compares the host gene expression profiles, proteomics, metabolomics, and lipidomics at each time point.

Check it out here: Cell Host & Microbe – Omics of Pandemic Influenza in Ferrets