It mite be something interesting

REBECCA ALLAN A recent case submitted to the Christchurch laboratory had us itching to reach a diagnosis. Clinical history: The patient was a 10-year-old Gypsy x Welsh Cob with longstanding inflammation of the pasterns. The veterinarian had taken skin scrapes and submitted smears to the laboratory for cytology. Laboratory findings: Examination of smears revealed a […]

Plasma ACTH testing reminder

We featured an article in June 2019 regarding factors that can interfere with ACTH testing for diagnosis of Pars Pituitary Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID) in horses.  Since both non-PPID and PPID horses display higher ACTH concentrations in autumn (March, April, May) compared with other times of the year, now is a timely reminder of these interfering […]