Iowa State University Veterinarian: Volume 17, Issue 3
So far is known this is the first time that Pseudomonas infection in the uterus of a Chinchilla has been reported. One reads of dental abnormalities, intestinal disorders and dystocia in the Chinchilla, but there is no recollection of having seen a written record describing uterine infections.
The effect of transmissible gastroenteritis infection upon feed consumption, water, nitrogen, sodium, and potassium balances and blood constituents of 6 young pigs was investigated.
Everyone here at the Iowa State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine is anxiously watching the construction progress of the new Iowa State Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. After much effort on the part of the administrative staff, faculty, architects and many others, they are finally seeing their dream come true as workmen pour the concrete for the ground floor here this spring. This step forward was made possible when the 55th General Assembly met in 1953 and appropriated $600,000 for the construction of a new laboratory. This allocation is to also facilitate the remodeling of the present buildings housing the Departments of Anatomy, Pathology and Hygiene.
Culturing techniques are complicated and time consuming by many veterinarians. Control of mastitis is often attempted with out detection of subclinical cases which serve as reservoirs of infection for the entire herd. Effective control of bovine mastitis must necessarily be based upon the detection of every infected quarter in a herd. Identification of the etiologic agents avoids hit or miss methods, gives indications for specific therapy, aids in prognosis and furnishes information for a definite plan of control.