Volume V1 | January 2022
Laboratory Diagnosticians' News Matters
Nurture… It’s What We Do
Happy New Year Vet Diagnosticians! I hope this finds you all well at the end of the Holiday Season and the start of 2022. I hope your Holidays were enjoyable and peaceful. There is something about Christmas trees that put me in a reflective mood. The lights? The ornaments?  The Season? Whatever it is, it happens every year for me. This year one evening, as I was staring at our living room Christmas tree, a flood of memories came my way as I focused on the tree top ornament … a small hand-made cardinal made of red wool, a bit faded over the years. In my mind I began to recall how it came into our possession. It was 1986, and we had just moved our family from my resident post in Baton Rouge to Brookings SD where I was a new Assistant Professor at the SDSU Veterinary Science Department and ADRDL. We moved into a small rental house near campus on Harvey Dunn Street, an easy walk to the laboratory. We soon discovered that two doors down were Dr. and Mrs. George S. Harshfield, retired Department Head and Lab Director from where I now worked. What a sweet couple. We first met during our nightly walks around the block with the kids, following supper. Dr. Harshfield, upon learning I was a pathologist getting ready for the ACVP board exams, took a great interest in my goal. He gave me some good advice, and even loaned me some study slide sets and an old microscope so I would not have to spend all my time studying up at the lab. Nurturing was among his natural character traits, and I will always remember his kindness. I later learned that he was a charter member of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP). I was being nurtured by a visionary and was unaware at the time.
The dictionary defines nurture as: the process of caring for and encouraging the growth or development of someone or something. A simple word, yet it defines perfectly what the AAVLD stands for. We are the organization whose primary mission is to advance the growth and development of the discipline of veterinary diagnostic laboratory science; and we nurture the next generation of vet diagnosticians. We have and will continue to do this successfully through many avenues. We could not do it without you our members and our many volunteer leaders. Thank you for being engaged with AAVLD and contributing to our nurturing culture.

To finish the story, that Christmas season our family was invited in for cookies at the Harshfield house. Our young kids were quite impressed with all the little red birds in their Christmas tree… a whole flock of cardinals perched in the branches (each hand-made by Mrs. Harshfield). As we left, Mrs. Harshfield took a bird from the tree and pressed it into my young son’s hand saying, “I think this one would like a new home in your tree”. And there he has perched every Christmas since.  She too was a nurturer.
Thank you for all that you do to protect animal and human health, and for doing your part to feed the world. Hoping the best for all Vet Diagnosticians in 2022.

David H. Zeman, DVM, PhD, DACVP

AAVLD Executive Director
Your 2022 AAVLD Executive Board
Dr. Jerry Saliki

Oklahoma State University
President Elect 
Dr. Eric Burrough

Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine  
Dr. Keith Poulsen

Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory  
Immediate Past President
Dr. Shuping Zhang

University of Missouri  
Dr. Kristy Pabilonia

Colorado State University  
Northeast Representative
Mr. Robert Gibson

University of New Hampshire
Southeast Representative
Dr. Debbie Reed

Breathitt Veterinary Center
Murray State University  
Northcentral Representative
Dr. Brett Webb

North Dakota State University  
Southcentral Representative
Dr. Amy K. Swinford

Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laborabory
Northwest Representative
Dr. Kerry Sondgeroth

Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory, University of Wyoming
Southwest Representative
Dr. Robert Poppenga

CAHFS Lab System, University of California at Davis  
Canada Provincial Representative
Dr. Durda Slavic

University of Guelph, Animal Health Laboratory  
Canada Federal Representative
Dr. Maria Perrone

Canadian Food Inspection Agency
NVSL Representative
Dr. Suelee Robbe-Austerman

AVMA Representative
Dr. Mike Murphy

American Veterinary Medical Association  
AAVLD Executive Director
Dr. David H. Zeman
President Saliki Appoints 2022 Committee Chairs 
AAVLD Labs in the News
Left to right
Dr. Erdal Erol, Head Diagnostic Microbiology
Ms. Jocelynn Morgan, Section Supervisor, Molecular Biology
Dr. Litty Paul, Metagenomics Project Lead Scientist
The University of Kentucky VDL in Lexington KY has recently launched a New Pathogen Discovery Laboratory (NPDL) as an extension to our Molecular Biology laboratory. Dr. Erdal Erol, our Head of Diagnostic Microbiology, is the director of the lab. The NPDL is in 1000 sq ft of fully renovated vacant laboratory space at UKVDL.

The lab is now developing and validating Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and metagenomics methods to help identify new and emerging pathogens that are causing diseases in animals. We are excited to announce that we have recruited an Investigational Biologist, Dr. Litty Paul, to oversee this project. She brings valuable experience from her role as a Senior Laboratory Specialist in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Infectious Disease Laboratories at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Over the next three years, the NPDL will enable UKVDL to offer new advanced diagnostic test methods for our clients to aid in animal disease diagnosis.

Craig N. Carter, DVM PhD
Director & Professor, Epidemiology
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Department of Veterinary Science
College of Agriculture, Food & the Environment
University of Kentucky
SDSU ADRDL Changes Leadership
Dr. Jane Christopher-Hennings
Dr. Angela Pillatzki 
Dr. Jane Christopher-Hennings will retire from the South Dakota State University Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory at the end of January. She was Head of the SDSU Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department as well as Director of the ADRDL for the past 8 years.

Some of the significant changes and successes at the laboratory and department during Dr. Hennings leadership include:  

  •  $60 M building (addition and renovation) starting in 2014 and completed in 2020. This was the largest legislative building approval to date in the state of SD. These facilities greatly enhance the ability of the ADRDL to serve our diverse stakeholders.
  • Establishment of the first DVM accredited program (2+2, Professional (DVM) Program in Veterinary Medicine) in SD.
  • Achieving a “Tier 1” level with increased yearly funding from USDA (National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) rankings).  
  • Establishment of the “South Dakota One Health Laboratory” (CLIA certified) for COVID19 testing in people. 
Dr. Angela Pillatzki will be the Interim South Dakota State University Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences Department Head and SD Animal Disease Research & Diagnostic Laboratory Director starting Feb. 1st, 2022.
Dr. Angela Pillatzki is an Associate Professor in the Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL) within the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department at South Dakota State University (SDSU). She is a veterinarian with clinical practice experience and an ACVP board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with over 17 years’ experience in veterinary diagnostics. Dr. Pillatzki is section leader for both the Histology Laboratory and the Clinical Pathology Laboratory within the ADRDL, and in the last 10 years, she has collaborated with several, multi-institutional teams on more than 20 research projects, which include USDA and NIH funded grants. Dr. Pillatzki’s expertise is in infectious diseases of food-producing animals, and her research contributions are focused on disease pathogenesis and prevention in swine and bison primarily. She is on the Board of Directors for the Center of Excellence for Bison Studies and is a member of a working group at the Swine Health Information Center.
Dr. Pillatzki has provided clinical training in veterinary pathology to postdoctoral researchers and visiting scientists, and currently she is the SDSU advisor and mentor for a resident in anatomic pathology, who is funded through a cooperative training grant with the University of Minnesota.
2021 AAVLD Virology Symposium Summary
The Virology Committee held a virtual symposium titled “As Viruses Emerge or Re-Emerge, So Goes the Day in Diagnostic Medicine” on October 22, 2021, during the annual AAVLD meeting. The symposium consisted of 5 presentations which focused on how to identify and characterize known as well as previously unknown viruses in veterinary diagnostic laboratories. As technology evolves, so do the tools available to diagnose infectious agents, identify newly emerging viruses, as well as to more rapidly disseminate information to others for early warning.

Dr. Colin Parrish from Cornell University gave a presentation on canine influenza virus and canine & feline parvoviruses as examples to explain how to detect and characterize canine and feline viruses using conventional tools and the state-of-the-art technologies. Dr. Ganwu Li from Iowa State University shared experiences on next-generation sequencing and how this technology can be applied in veterinary diagnostic labs to identity novel viruses in different host species (e.g., swine, equine, white-tailed deer, and poultry, etc.). Dr. Jianqiang Zhang from Iowa State University presented the strategies to better detect and monitor emerging and re-emerging swine viruses. These strategies include but are not limited to 1) development and optimization of diagnostic assays, 2) evolution of specimens for better surveillance testing, 3) improvement of laboratory operation procedure to meet high throughput testing needs, and 4) big diagnostic data sharing for efficiently monitoring swine viruses. Dr. Phillip Gauger from Iowa State University spoke about web-based tools (ISU FLUture and ISU PRRSView) to streamline the data analysis and better serve VDL clients. Dr. Douglas Gladue from USDA Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory discussed the need for and challenges of classical methods in combination with newer diagnostic methods to culture emerging veterinary viruses (e.g., African swine fever virus) for better characterization of the virus and for vaccine development.

A total of 103 people including the invited speakers registered for the symposium. 
Virology Symposium Speakers
Colin Parrish, PhD
Dr. Colin R. Parrish is the John M. Olin Professor of Virology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. He is a BSc (Hons.) graduate of Massey University in New Zealand where he majored in Microbiology and Biochemistry. A Ph.D. in Virology from Cornell University in 1984 was followed by postdoctoral studies on flaviviruses at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
He has been on the faculty of Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine since 1988, where his research focuses on viral diseases and pathogenesis, virus structure, and virus evolution - including the evolution of new host ranges. His laboratory studies parvoviruses and influenza viruses. The canine parvovirus is a virus similar to a cat virus, which transferred to dogs in the 1970s to cause an ongoing global pandemic of disease. The two canine influenza viruses studied include one derived from the H3N8 equine influenza virus which emerged in dogs around 1999, and the H3N2 strain, which emerged as a variant of an avian virus around 2005. The studies in his laboratory use a wide variety of approaches, ranging from molecular virology, structural biology, cell biology, pathogenesis, and evolutionary analysis.
Ganwu Li, PhD
Dr. Ganwu Li is an Associate Professor at the molecular diagnostic section of the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic laboratory (ISU-VDL). He created the Next-generation Sequencing Unit in the ISU-VDL in 2013 and was one of a few pioneers to explore the possibility of applying this most advanced technology to veterinary diagnostic medicine in the United States, which now has ISU-VDL well positioned to be a leader in the arena. Dr. Li is also working with molecular pathogenesis of foodborne bacterial pathogens. His lab is one of the most active labs working with molecular pathogenesis of extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli (ExPEC). He has authored nearly 90 manuscripts in leading journals including PLoS Pathogens, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Molecular Microbiology, Journal of Virology, and Infection and Immunity.
Jianqiang (JQ) Zhang, PhD
Dr. Jianqiang Zhang received his PhD degree from University of Kentucky. He is currently an Associate Professor and virologist at the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. He has experience in classical virology and molecular diagnostics of veterinary viruses. His current research is focused on diagnostics, pathogenesis and vaccine development of viruses of veterinary significance. He has over 115 refereed journal articles, 30 extension publications, 10 book chapters, >260 conference proceedings/abstracts, and >65 invited presentations. He is one of the Editors of the book Diseases of Swine (the 11th edition) and the Virology Editor of Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 
Phillip Gauger, DVM, PhD
Dr. Phil Gauger is a 1994 graduate of the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine and was a partner in a mixed animal practice for twelve years. Dr. Gauger received a Master’s in 2008 and PhD in 2012 in Veterinary Microbiology from ISU. He is currently an associate professor and veterinary diagnostician at the ISU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine and section leader of molecular diagnostic testing at the ISU VDL. Dr. Gauger has over 140 publications as the corresponding author or co-author and has co-authored over 10 book chapters focused on the pathogenesis and diagnosis of swine viruses.
Douglas Gladue, PhD
Dr. Doug Gladue is a Senior Scientist at the USDA Plum Island Animal Disease Center, the Scientific Director for the Global Alliance for African Swine Fever (GARA) and Treasurer-elect for the world society of virology (WSV). His main focus is on rationally designed vaccines for foreign swine diseases including African swine fever virus (ASFV) and Classical swine fever (CSFV). He has recently discovered several ASFV live-attenuated vaccine platforms, one of which is a highly effective cell culture adapted ASF vaccine that has been licensed by several commercial partners. He has also discovered stable cell lines for ASFV diagnosis, virus quantification, and for vaccine production.
JVDI news
The 33rd year of JVDI was successful – we published our full allotment of 1,200 pages, which included 177 items: 4 reviews, 54 full scientific reports, 95 brief reports, 2 commentaries, 3 editorials, and 2 special issues (Next-generation sequencing, Laboratory data enhancement – 19 articles). As a precursor to going on-line-only in January 2022, we published our first full-issue cover-to-cover PDF in November 2021. As described in our November editorial (Maxie G, et al. JVDI goes green: online-only publication for AAVLD members as of January 2022. J Vet Diagn Invest 2021; 33:1035-1038 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/10406387211050758 ), the decision to go online-only is in line with the trend in industry practices – we thereby reduce the number of trees harvested, reduce manufacturing chemicals, use less water, and use less energy to produce or ship print copies.
Email alerts will be sent to members by the AAVLD office when each bimonthly issue of JVDI is published, with a reminder email one month later. Access to full articles is a member benefit that is available by entry through the AAVLD website www.aavld.org – otherwise, access to full articles is embargoed to non-members and non-subscribers for 12 months after publication. We also encourage everyone interested in immediate notification of our publications to sign up with SAGE, our JVDI publisher, for email alerts of individual articles as they are published on OnlineFirst, which occurs in the months preceding the publication of the compiled bimonthly Journal. Please see the editorial for details.
We look forward to member feedback on the evolution of the Journal.
JVDI goes green: online-only publication for AAVLD members as of January 2022
Grant Maxie, DVM, PhD, DACVP
  •  As of our January 2022 issue, JVDI joins the evolution of scholarly journal publishing by going online-only for AAVLD members – for full details, see our November 2021 editorial.

  • 84% of respondents to our 2021 member communications survey were in favor of online-only publication of the Journal.

  • Environmental benefits include: no consumption of ink and paper; no mailing wrappers (which resolves the issue of plastic versus paper); no mail deliveries; and no waste, recyclable or not, generated.

  • These changes will also lead to some cost savings for AAVLD, allowing us to keep membership dues as low as possible.

  • The transition to electronic publishing is happening worldwide and fits with the rest of our fully electronic publication process—from submission, through reviewing, revising, editing, proofing, and compiling.

  • The AAVLD office will send members an email notification of the Table of Contents of each bi-monthly issue of JVDI. Full articles are embargoed and accessible only to subscribers (including AAVLD members and libraries) for 12 mo following publication; members will sign-in to the AAVLD website to access full articles.

  • Effective November 2021, a full-issue, cover-to-cover PDF of the Journal will be available to all subscribers. As with a magazine or newspaper, the PDF can be scrolled through, or a topic selected and found by a word search.

  • If you would you like to receive immediate notification of online publication of new articles (OnlineFirst) and electronic Tables of Contents (eTOCs) from SAGE, be sure to sign up for journal alerts on the JVDI website! https://journals.sagepub.com/home/vdi
Awards and JVDI Erratum
Several awards were incorrectly listed in the most recent JVDI and these will be corrected in the upcoming edition as follows. Our apologies for incorrect listings.

JVDI 2021;34(1):7
Regarding the “2021 AAVLD awards”, the following categories have been corrected:

Outstanding Performance Award for Diagnostic Services
Margaret Steinman, University of Kentucky
J. Lindsay Oaks Best Student Molecular Biology Presentation (sponsored by VMRD)
Sai Narayanan, Oklahoma State University
Brenda Love Best Student Bacteriology Poster Presentation (sponsored by BioMérieux)
Daniela Pena Hernandez, Purdue University
ACVP/AAVLD Diagnostic Pathology Resident/Graduate Student Travel Award (awarded by ACVP)
Ryan Yanez, Michigan State University
Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
Vol. 34, No. 1, January 2022,
Publisher Ships Paper Copy In Error!
You might have noticed you received a print copy of the January issue from JVDI. SAGE Publishing informed us there was an update missed from the fulfillment team and this is a one-off. Going forward, as previously communicated, the journal will be available online only for AAVLD members. Please do not hesitate to reach out to AAVLD or SAGE if you have any questions or concerns.
All The Best,

Jessica Lipowski
Publishing Editor II, Journals STM

PS: Enjoy your bonus print copy! Grant Maxie, Editor of JVDI
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2022 AAVLD Hybrid Trade Show

During the AAVLD/USAHA Annual Meeting 2022 Minneapolis
October 5-13, 2022
Onsite in Minneapolis and Virtual
We hope to see you there. 
For details contact our meeting planner Kaylin Taylor

JVDI in Focus
Our January focus is an article in JVDI’s January issue: “Production of granulomas in Mycoplasma bovis infection associated with meningitis-meningoencephalitis, endocarditis, and pneumonia in cattle,” by Mathurot Suwanruengsri, Ryoko Uemura, Takuya Kanda, Naoyuki Fuke, Phawut Nueangphuet, Apisit Pornthummawat, Masahiro Yasuda, Takuya Hirai, Ryoji Yamaguchi.
Abstract. Mycoplasma bovis, the most important primary pathogen in the family Mycoplasmataceae, causes pneumonia, arthritis, otitis media, and mastitis in cattle. Histopathologic pulmonary changes associated with M. bovis infection have been characterized as suppurative-to-caseonecrotic bronchopneumonia; infection in other organs has been reported in only a few studies that examined caseonecrotic endocarditis and suppurative meningitis. Granulomatous lesions associated with M. bovis infection have been reported only rarely. We studied the granulomatous inflammation associated with M. bovis infection in several organs of 21 Japanese Black cattle. M. bovis was detected by isolation and loop-mediated isothermal amplification methods; other bacteria were detected using culture on 5% blood sheep agar and a MALDI-TOF MS Biotyper. Tissues were examined by histopathology and by immunohistochemistry (IHC) using anti–M. bovis, anti-Iba1, anti-iNOS, and anti-CD204 antibodies. All 21 cases, which included 2 cases of meningitis-meningoencephalitis, 8 cases of endocarditis, and 11 cases of bronchopneumonia, had caseonecrotic granulomatous inflammation associated with M. bovis infection. The IHC for macrophages revealed a predominance of iNOS-labeled (M1) macrophages in the inner layer of the caseonecrotic granulomas associated with meningitis-meningoencephalitis, endocarditis, and bronchopneumonia in Japanese Black cattle naturally infected with M. bovis.
Figure 1. Representative gross lesions in the brain, heart, and lung of cattle with Mycoplasma bovis infection. A. White 2.0 × 1.5 cm nodule (asterisk) on the right side of the pons. B. A caseous nodule (asterisk) on the endocardial surface of the left atrium. C. All lung lobes have diffusely distributed nodules. The cut surface of the lung has white-to-yellow caseous material in the lung parenchyma (asterisk). H = heart.
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AAVLD Announcements
AAVLD New Member Benefit MC l LMS is now here!

Take a look, the MC l LMS is now here!

AAVLD has brought you a new membership benefit that is sure to peek your interest. The MC l LMS is a Learning Management System. The MC l LMS will keep certification and training materials in one place. Members can view training videos, scientific presentations and much more. AAVLD is offering the current packages to AAVLD members as a membership benefit.

Some of the MC l LMS features:

  • Single-Sign-On (SSO) with Oasis
  • Content Upload and Management
  • Customized Certificates
  • Continuing Education Tracking
  • Group-based Permissions
  • Progress and Usage Reporting

View annual meeting materials now!
  • Recordings of Scientific Sessions
  • Proceeding's booklet (abstracts)
  • Plenary Speaker lectures from the 2020 meeting
All are available to AAVLD members at no cost.

To access this feature, go to www.aavld.org -> Login -> Resources -> CE Resources and Archives
2022 Hybrid AAVLD / USAHA Annual Meeting
Worth Quoting
Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
Benjamin Disraeli

Together, we can nurture the talent of the future and bring the empowering force of music and the arts to a new generation. (and Science! DHZ)
Andrew Lloyd Webber

Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.
James Cromwell

Source: BrainyQuote
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2023 Renewals are due by November 15!
'Membership is January to December'
AAVLD membership is open to any individual interested in the disciplines and activities of veterinary diagnostic laboratories. Membership terms are by calendar year (January-December) and membership dues are payable by November 15th of the preceding year (to ensure inclusion in the annual membership directory, eligibility for committee involvement, and receipt of all six issues of the JVDI). Note: In order to receive a discounted rate for the Annual Meeting registration, you are required to be a current AAVLD Member.
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2022 Committee Appointments
If you wish to serve on a particular committee in 2022, contact the committee chairs now and express your interest. Thank you!

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AAVLD & News Worthy Events
Up and Coming!
AAVLD Executive Board Meeting, Virtual (Zoom), February 10, 2022

AAVLD Accreditation, Virtual (Zoom), February 7-8, 2022

AAVLD Accreditation Audit Training, Virtual (Zoom), February 9, 2022

AAVLD/USAHA Hybrid Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, October 5-13, 2022 (Due to the uncertainty with Covid-19, there may be updates to the details of the meeting.)
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Thank You to our Exhibitors and Sponsors of the 2021 Annual Meeting!
The generous contributions and participation by our Exhibitors and Sponsors is a huge part of our conference success year after year. On behalf of the AAVLD, we would like to thank these companies for their commitment to our organization and helping us to achieve our mission.
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AAVLD Foundation Committee

Brett Webb- Cochair
Francois Elvinger- Cochair

Pat Halbur, Christie Mayo, Kristy Pabilonia, Bruce Akey, Beate Crossley, Kerri Sondgeroth, David Zeman, Tim Baszler, Jamie Henningson, Donal O’Toole
Foundation Donation
The AAVLD Foundation is a non-profit foundation that raises funds for the advancement of veterinary diagnostic laboratory disciplines through scholarship programs, student travel support to our scientific meeting, guest lectures, seminars, professional awards and research programs. Contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible 501(c)(3), and can be paid when you renew your AAVLD membership. Thank you for remembering your AAVLD Foundation!