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 […]


AMY WEEDEN A case recently received by our Auckland laboratory provided a good reminder that it’s always important to be aware of zoonoses when handling both patients and diagnostic samples. We don’t always get excited by skin scrapings, but a recent submission from a dog with severe skin disease did get us all a twitter, […]