WVDL Professional Staff to Speak at AAVLD Meetings
Multiple members of the WVDL team will be attending and speaking at the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) in Kansas City, Missouri this week.
Three talks will be presented at the QA and Laboratory Technology Committee Joint Symposium. Quality Manager Kristin Zuzek will present “Q-Pulse Wizard/Workflow Managing New Test Development.” Dr. Kathy Toohey-Kurth, section head of the WVDL virology lab, will present “Verification: Coxiella burnetii ELISA Evaluation” and “De Novo Validation for a Real-time PCR Assay.”
Veterinary pathologist Dr. Melissa Behr will be speaking about Treatment-associated lesions of cattle and Astrovirus encephalitis in mink with co-authors Kathy Toohey-Kurth, WVDL microbiologist Jennifer Cooper and WVDL veterinary microbiologist Dr. Don Sockett.
WVDL section head of bacteriology, Dr. Ogi Okwumabua will be presenting “Isolation of a novel Campylobacter Species from Bovine Genital Sample” with co-authors microbiologists Molly MacNab, Kathy Strelow and Beth Angell.
In addition to co-authoring Dr. Behr’s presentation, Sockett will also be speaking about sodium toxicity in pre-weaned dairy replacement heifers.