PCR Assays developed at WVDL help identify cause of death of Bison

PCR Assays developed at WVDL help identify cause of death of bison

 

Dr. Scott Jones Diagnostic Pathologist and Supervisor, Barron Lab DVM, Michigan State Univ., 1978
Dr. Scott Jones
Diagnostic Pathologist and Supervisor, Barron Lab
DVM, Michigan State Univ., 1978

 

 

The cause of death of a bison at the Irvine Park Zoo in Chippewa Falls was recently solved by Dr. Jones by using one of the diagnostic PCR assays developed at WVDL.  Blood from the  bison tested positive for  malignant catarrhal fever (MCF) an uncommon but deadly disease in bison. Read more about the incident here:

https://chippewa.com/news/local/doctor-sheep-give-zoo-s-bison-fatal-illness/article_a8f396e0-2799-11e3-9ac6-0019bb2963f4.html