Erin Edwards, DVM, MS, DACVP, veterinary pathologist, was recently part of two teams that published articles during the month of January.
In her first published appearance for the month, Dr. Edwards, along with Gabe Gomez, DVM, PhD, Mindy Borst, LVT co-authored a manuscript covering three cases of Angiostrongylus cantonensis in captive non-human primates. Angiostrongylus cantonensis is a nematode parasite that is best known for aberrant migration through the central nervous system of humans and non-human primates. The cases described in this article were diagnosed at TVMDL via histopathology and, in one case, microscopic examination of a formalin-fixed specimen. As a reminder to our clients, TVMDL only accepts formalin-fixed tissues from non-human primates. To read the article, visit https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vprsr.2019.100363. Retired TVMDL pathologist Dr. Barbara Lewis was also part of the team that published this manuscript.
In her second publication for January, Dr. Edwards co-authored a publication on Chagas disease in coyotes and racoons in Texas. This article was published in the January issue of the Journal of Wildlife Diseases and was a collaboration with Dr. Sarah Hamer’s laboratory at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. In this article, the authors discuss the pathology of infection in these species and characterize the discrete typing units. To read the article, visit https://doi.org/10.7589/2019-03-071.