Iowa State University Veterinarian: Volume 44, Issue 1
Malignant Catarrhal Fever (MCF) is a clinicopathological syndrome which occurs in many ruminant species including domestic cattle, white tailed deer, Greater Kudus, and bison. In Africa MCF is caused by a cell associated herpes virus for which the wildebeest is thought to be a carrier. The etiologic agent is less clearly defined for the european-North American form of MCF. Viruses isolated from animals with MCF in the United States include bovine syncytial virus, herpesvirus, togavirus, and a morbilivirus.
It seems to be a tradition in the Chapin family to graduate members of their family from ISU School of Veterinary Medicine. That "tradition", however, is to be broken this year by Gary Chapin, who will be in the University of Illinois Vet Med Class of 1982.
If you would like to meet a successful veterinarian, attend a local meeting of the Heart Association, United Way, or Junior Chamber of Commerce. Successful veterinarians know that giving of their time freely to charitable and civic associations is an excellent way to be of service to the community, and to help build the practice.
Pharyngeal lymphoid hyperplasia (PLH) is a condition in horses involving proliferation of one of the equine tonsillar structures. It has been diagnosed more frequently in the past few years due to a greater awareness of its existence, a developing prevalence of endoscopic examination, and/or an increased incidence of the syndrome.
Imagine that you are a recently graduated veterinarian working for a mixed animal practice which serves a moderately populated area. One of your more regular clients presents to you a cockatiel which was purchased six months ago. The owner describes a two week history of dysphagia, anorexia, loss of weight and a general loss of activity. Upon physical examination the most outstanding lesions consisted of white, moderately raised areas of well circumscribed nodules and fibronecrotic plaques in the oral cavity.