Volume V8 | August 2021
Laboratory Diagnosticians' News Matters
2021 Hybrid Annual Meeting of USAHA and AAVLD on Track
Once again we find ourselves watching a COVID surge and trying to determine its impact on our annual meeting. So far, we are on track as a hybrid meeting which should give everyone the options they need to manage their personal situations and the evolving events in their home states. As you can imagine, everyone’s situation is different… some states or cities with surges, others not. Meeting registrations are arriving daily for both on-site and virtual attendance. The meeting footprint was previously shortened moths ago as the hybrid format was designed. I hope to see as many of you as possible in Denver; if not via virual technology. 
Please see the flyer below calling for donations to our annual AAVLD Foundation fundraiser event. We are accepting donations NOW from individuals and from laboratories! Thank you for your generosity.

David H. Zeman, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Executive Director, AAVLD
Eric Burrough, DVM, PhD
Debra K. Royal, BA

Dear AAVLD Members:

We hope you and your loved ones are staying safe during this unprecedented crisis. We want to reach out to you on behalf of AAVLD as co-chairs of the membership committee. The strength of AAVLD as a corporate body largely depends on the commitment of its members and we want to heartily thank you for support of the organization over the years.

Our vibrancy as an organization depends on a strong involved membership base. In this regard, we remind you of the ongoing membership drive competition which due to COVID issues, we have now extended the competition to September 30, 2021.

Competition Timeframe: January 2020 through September 30, 2021.

How to submit: The competition is open to individual members and to Laboratories. The goal is to grow our organization’s membership through the recruitment of new members and bringing back previous members whose membership has lapsed by two or more years. Each time you successfully sponsor a new member who subscribes, send your name (personal or institution) and the name of the new member to rozuna@aavld.org and burrough@iastate.edu.

Prizes: Winners will be selected based solely on the number of new or renewing (after ≥ 2-year lapse) members recruited. The winners will be recognized at the AAVLD annual meeting during the Foundation Auction. There will be two prizes – one individual and one Lab:
·        Individual prize: $100 Visa debit card: treat yourself for being an outstanding supporter!
·        Laboratory prize: $500 Visa debit card: use these funds to celebrate with your lab mates!

We wish you continuous safety during the months ahead and look forward to meeting you online at the October annual meeting.

Debra Royal & Eric Burrough
Co-Chairs, Membership Committee
2021 AAVLD Ballots are now available!
The AAVLD Nominations Committee is seeking every AAVLD member's vote for the offices of AAVLD Vice-President and Secretary -Treasurer. Please vote at the links below if you have not done so yet.
Vice Present ballot link
Secretary-Treasurer ballot link

Elections for the AAVLD Exeutive Board are also being conducted in the following regions: Northeast, Northwest, Southwest and Canada. We have sent out those ballot links by direct email to AAVLD members from those specific regions only. Take a moment, if you haven't yet, to find your ballot email and submit your vote. If you need assistance with ballots please contact rozuna@aavld.org

Dr. Deep Tewari, Nominating Committee Chair
Dr. Kristy Pabilonia, Secretary - Treasurer
AAVLD Hybrid Annual Meeting Program Update
Our October meeting is only two months away! A very rich scientific program awaits you in Denver. We received 181 abstracts, from which we selected 174 for oral and poster presentations. There will be 105 oral presentations, 25 virtual presentations (on-demand recordings) and 27 poster presentations. Sixty-nine of the presentations will be on-site in Denver and 31% will be virtual. Oral presentations will be made in all our core diagnostic disciplines: Bacteriology/mycology – 19 abstracts/2 sessions; epidemiology – 19 abstracts/2 sessions; molecular diagnostics and bioinformatics – 20 abstracts/2 sessions; pathology – 19 abstracts/2 sessions; serology – 7 abstracts/1 session; toxicology – 13 abstracts/1 session; virology – 7 abstracts/1 session.

With such a rich scientific program, you won’t want to miss this first ever hybrid AAVLD meeting, whether you are participating on-site or virtually. Please, register today at: (click here)

Dr. Jerry Saliki
2021 Annual Meeting Program Chair

AAVLD / USAHA Annual Meeting Schedule Highlights
October 22, 2021

Accreditation and Quality Assurance Symposium 7:15 AM-12:00 PM Details

As Viruses Emerge or Re-Emerge, so goes the day in Diagnostic Medicine 1:30-4:30 PM Details (VIRTUAL ONLY)

October 23, 2021

AAVLD Bacteriology Mini-Symposium: Back to Basics: QA/QC for the Bacteriology Lab and Mycology Fundamentals 7:30 AM-12:30 Details

21st CL Davis/SW Thompson Diagnostic Pathology Symposium: Foreign Animal Diseases 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Details

AAVLD Foundation Auction 6:00 PM Details

October 24, 2021

AAVLD – Plenary Session: Preparing for Future Pandemics - The Role of Innovation and One Health Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic 8:00 AM-11:30 AM Details

AAVLD Scientific Sessions by Discipline – 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

AAVLD Diagnostic Pathology Slide Seminar 3:30 PM-6:00 PM Details

AAVLD Gross Pathology Mock Examination 6:00 PM-8:30 PM Details

October 25, 2021

AAVLD Scientific Sessions by Discipline – 7:45 AM-12:00 PM

USAHA Food Safety Symposium hosted by the American Association of Food Safety and Public Health Veterinarians (AAFSPHV) in joint with National Association of Federal Veterinarians (NAFV) 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

Toxicologic Pathology for Diagnosticians Symposium 2:00 PM-5:00 PM Details

USAHA/AAVLD Presidents' Dinner & Awards Ceremony 6:30 PM-9:00 PM

October 26, 2021

USAHA/AAVLD Keynote Speaker Session 8:00 AM-10:00 AM

Full program schedule link
As many of you are aware, the Communications Committee, with support from AAVLD leadership, conducted a brief survey earlier this year seeking input and feedback on various changes that have and are taking place regarding communications within and about the organization. One such significant change was the public face of the AAVLD website.
As this is a work in progress, we were anxious to see how the membership felt about these changes. 

  • In summary, 83 of the 849 AAVLD members responded to the survey (~10% response rate).
  • Overall, most respondents are satisfied with communications associated with the organization (e.g. Newsletter, JVDI, social media, etc.) and are pleased with the changes to the website.
  • There is room for improvement of the website, as well as ongoing discussions regarding investing resources to maintain our social media presence.
  • 84% of respondents were in favor of moving JVDI to online-only publication, and this option is being negotiated with our publisher.

Keep your eyes open for the November issue of JVDI, for a full summary of the survey results.

As always, we value your input and efforts to maintain and grow this primarily volunteer organization.

Pam Ferro
Grant Burcham
Cochairs, AAVLD Communications Committee

The Accreditation Committee is considering the addition of new members, who would join the committee at the February 2022 meeting, for purposes of succession planning due to upcoming retirements. The Committee is currently composed of eighteen members and has at least two members from each of the seven regions of AAVLD, as required by the Association by-laws. The committee considers new members when regional vacancies, discipline expertise needs arise, or impending retirements are known as is the current situation.

The process to become a member of the Accreditation Committee is detailed in SOP AC 4 V 2015-10, Accreditation Committee Management (click here). New members are nominated from the ranks of the active Audit Pool (AAVLD members in good standing who have successfully completed Audit Pool training), have audited on AAVLD site visits, and are approved by majority vote of the Accreditation Committee. Nominated AAVLD members who meet the minimum requirements for committee membership will be considered at the October 2021 meeting.
For a complete list of the current Accreditation Committee members, (click here)

Amy Swinford
Dave Korcal
Cochairs, AAVLD Accreditation Committee

AAVLD Financial Advisory Committee Receives Updated Charge
The AAVLD Financial Advisory Committee (FAC) was established about a decade ago. The general purpose of this special committee was to advise the Executive Board on general financial matters of the organization. Since establishment, there have been many management changes, including the addition of an Executive Director. Working together, the FAC and the Executive Board have clarified and refined the role of the FAC, as shown below:
AAVLD Financial Advisory Committee

The purpose of the AAVLD Financial Advisory Committee is to monitor financial issues and trends facing the AAVLD and provide advice to the AAVLD Secretary-Treasurer and Executive Board

Committee actions:

  1. Meet annually prior to the AAVLD Executive Board formation and approval of the AAVLD organization budget
  2. Review annually AAVLD financials (profit/loss statements, financial summaries, and mutual fund performance)
  3. Study and deliberate financial issues and areas of concern for AAVLD and report to the Executive Board and Secretary Treasurer
  4. Advise AAVLD Executive Board and Secretary-Treasurer regarding organization finances, financial policies and procedures, and budget
  5. Bring AAVLD membership perspective to the Executive Board and Secretary-Treasurer for planning long-term financial strategies

Committee Membership: 

  1. Current Executive Committee, Secretary-Treasurer, Executive Director, Accreditation Committee Chair(s), and Foundation Committee Chair(s)
  2. Up to six at-large members from the AAVLD membership (one to be appointed Chair by majority vote of the Committee). 

Dr. Tim Baszler
Chair, AAVLD Financial Advisory Committee

ATTENTION: Vendors Serving Veterinary Diagnostic Labs and the Animal Health Industry
2021 AAVLD Hybrid Trade Show

During the AAVLD/USAHA Annual Meeting October 22 -26, 2021
Onsite in Denver CO and Virtual
We hope to see you there. Exhibitor prospectus
For details contact our meeting planner Kaylin Taylor

Your Journey Started Here!
The AAVLD Foundation sponsored student awards for best student presentation and poster began in the early 1990’s. 16 awards were given out in that decade. We have highlighted 3 awardees in past newsletters and the following is a brief synopsis on where 10 of the remaining 12 are today. They represent an array of career paths and disciplines. 

Dr. Pat Blanchard
2002 AAVLD President
Dan Rudmann, DVM, PhD, DACVP, was the 1994 poster awardee (Purdue University) for his paper on “Pulmonary and mediastinal metastases of a post vaccinal sarcoma in a cat”. Dr. Rudmann is currently a senior veterinary pathologist and the scientific director: Digital toxicologic pathology at Charles River Laboratories. He has 23 years of experience in experimental discovery and toxicologic pathology. 
Lani L. Vincent, DVM, MS, DACVP, was the 1995 and 1997 presentation awardee (Iowa State U) for her work on swine influenza virus (SIV) immunohistochemistry in formalin tissue and comparison of two isolates of SIV. Dr. Vincent currently runs her own histopathology and cytology service, Vincent Pathology.
Lydia Andrews-Jones, DVM, PhD, DACVP was the 1996 presentation awardee (Purdue University) for her paper on “Tetraparesis following paravertebral vaccination in dairy heifers”. Dr. Andrews-Jones currently works for AbbVie a company focused on discovery and delivery of innovative medicines. She has worked 20 years in the drug discovery, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry.
Jeannette T. Hovermale, BS, PhD was the 1997 presentation awardee (Oregon State U) for her paper on “The use of an ovine ruminal consortium to protect cattle from pyrrolizidine alkaloid toxicosis”. Dr. Hovermale is currently a wet chemical processing expert at Hewlett- Packard where she has worked for the past 21 years.
Luc Chouinard, DVM, DACVP was the 1997 poster awardee (U. of Montreal) for his paper on “Nomenclature and etiopathogeny of canine chronic hepatitis: A retrospective study”. Dr. Chouinard is currently the senior scientific director of pathology at Charles River Laboratories, Quebec, Canada.
Elizabeth (Liz) Wagstrom, DVM, MS, DACVPM, was the 1998 presentation awardee (Iowa State University) for her paper on “Diagnostic Performance of an RtPCR Test for the Detection of PRRS Virus in Serum”. Dr. Wagstrom is currently the chief veterinarian for the National Pork Producers Council, a position she has held since 2011. Previously she worked for the National PorK Board and was an associate professor at the University of Minnesota Center for animal health and food safety. 
Latiffah Hassan, DVM, PhD, was the 1999 presentation awardee (Cornell University) for her paper on “Prevalence of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella Species in Milk Filters on New York Dairy Farms”. Dr. Hassan, a veterinary public health epidemiologist, is currently a Professor and head of the department of veterinary laboratory diagnostics, Universiti Putra Malaysia and coordinator Malaysia One Health. 
Christie Loiacono, DVM, PhD, was the 1999 poster awardee (University of Missouri) for her work on “An outbreak of Epizootic hemorrhagic disease in Missouri cattle”. Dr. Loiacono is currently the NAHLN program oversight and operations coordinator located at NVSL. She started her work in the NAHLN office in 2011 prior to which she worked as a veterinary pathologist at University of Missouri, Iowa State University and NVSL.
AAVLD Labs in the News
The Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (OADDL) will soon begin conducting rabies testing for the state of Oklahoma under a contract with the Oklahoma State Department of Health. This additional activity will be undertaken in OADDL’s nascent One Health Section.

Jeremiah T. Saliki, DVM, PhD, DACVM
Professor & Director, OADDL
College of Veterinary Medicine
405.744.6623 127 OADDL
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) has confirmed African swine fever (ASF) in samples collected from pigs in the Dominican Republic through an existing cooperative surveillance program.  ASF is not a threat to human health, cannot be transmitted from pigs to humans and it is not a food safety issue. 

USDA has numerous interlocking safeguards in place to prevent ASF from entering the United States. Pork and pork products from the Dominican Republic are currently prohibited entry because of existing Classical Swine Fever restrictions. These mitigations have successfully worked for decades and are the same mitigations that will be used to prevent the spread of ASF to the United States. We are increasing our vigilance of these existing measures, as well as adding more disease surveillance and testing in Puerto Rico. Additionally, the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is increasing inspections of flights from the Dominican Republic to ensure travelers do not bring prohibited products to the United States. CBP will also be ensuring that garbage from these airplanes is properly disposed of to prevent the transmission of ASF.  

USDA is committed to assisting the Dominican Republic in dealing with ASF. We continue to provide testing support to the Dominican Republic, and we are working to fulfill a request to provide additional PPE for their responders. We will continue to work closely with animal health officials in the Dominican Republic and will provide additional assistance as it is requested. We will also offer similar help to Haiti, which borders the Dominican Republic and is at high risk for ASF detections.  
Due to the increased vigilance, no swine samples originating in the Caribbean should be tested at NAHLN laboratories at this time. Any testing of swine samples originating in the Caribbean will be handled at NVSL until laboratories in the Caribbean countries and territories can quickly be established. 

Lyndsay Cole
Assistant Director of Public Affairs, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
United States Department of Agriculture
Office: (970) 494-7410
Cell: (301) 538-9213

CVM OTC Changes
In June 2021 the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at FDA finalized Guidance # 263. GFI # 263 is intended for
sponsors of approved new animal drugs containing medically important antimicrobials for use in non-food (companion), food-producing animals, or both, that are currently approved in over-the-counter marketing status. CVM expects sponsors of affected products to have revised labeling approved within 2 years, i.e. by June 2023. The transition from OTC to Rx will likely increase client communication with their veterinarian, so letting your veterinarian customers know this change is now underway will help foster that communication.  Links to GFI # 263 and the affected products, provide more information. 
Dr. Mike Murphy
Ex Officio AAVLD Executive Board
Other News
A male snow leopard at the San Diego Zoo tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 after showing symptoms of a cough and nasal discharge.
CNN — A rare snow leopard at the San Diego Zoo that hadn’t been vaccinated has tested positive for coronavirus. But the zoo is continuing to roll out shots to protect other animals.
Last Thursday, wildlife care specialists noticed the snow leopard had a cough and nasal discharge, the zoo said in new release. Preliminary tests confirmed the virus that causes Covid-19.

The zoo said it doesn’t know how the snow leopard got infected. According to the Snow Leopard Trust, there may be only about 4,000 to 6,000 snow leopards left in the world.

In January, the zoo started vaccinating its animals with donated recombinant purified spike protein vaccines, which are not intended for human use. The zoo vaccinated several great apes after the zoo’s gorillas tested positive for the virus. The gorillas fully recovered.

Veterinary teams at the zoo are focusing on wildlife most at risk of contracting the virus, including leopards, lions, tigers, cheetahs, jaguars, mountain lions and others, according to the zoo’s news release.

The snow leopard appears to be doing well and is showing no addition symptoms, the zoo said.

The snow leopard shares his habitat with a female snow leopard and two Amur leopards. Those animals are being quarantined and monitored closely.

This isn’t the first time a snow leopard tested positive in the US. In December, three snow leopards at the Louisville Zoo were confirmed to be infected with the virus. Those leopards showed mild symptoms and were believed to have been infected by an asymptomatic staff member.

Testing at the zoo and at the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System confirmed the positive test of the San Diego Zoo’s snow leopard. Results are still pending from the US Department of Agriculture National Veterinary Services Laboratories.
JVDI in Focus
Our August focus is an article in JVDI’s upcoming September issue:

Clinical and pathologic features of acute bovine liver disease in Australia
by Eve M. Manthorpe, Ian V. Jerrett, Grant T. Rawlin, Lucy Woolford.
J Vet Diagn Invest 2021;33(5). https://doi.org/10.1177/10406387211025829
Abstract. Acute bovine liver disease (ABLD) is a sporadic hepatic disease affecting cattle in southern Australia, characterized histologically by striking periportal hepatocellular necrosis. The cause of ABLD is unknown; however, the seasonality and acute presentation of outbreaks suggest mycotoxin involvement. We describe here the clinical and pathologic findings of ABLD in 45 naturally affected cattle from 13 outbreaks occurring from 2010 to 2019 in Victoria, Australia. Outbreaks occurred in herds located along the southern coastal plain of Victoria and were observed most frequently in lactating dairy cattle. Clinical signs commonly included a combination of mild photosensitization, progressive neurologic signs, and hypogalactia, which preceded death by ≤48 h. All affected animals had marked elevations in activities of glutamate dehydrogenase, aspartate aminotransferase, and gamma-glutamyl transferase. At autopsy, the most common lesions were serosal petechiae and/or gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and hepatomegaly with a pronounced hepatic reticular pattern. The principal histologic lesion was widespread—severe periportal hepatocellular coagulative necrosis and erythrocyte pooling—which often extended to massive necrosis. Lesions in other organs were uncommon. Our study of ABLD suggests involvement of a potent hepatotoxin that is either directly cytopathic or requires bioactivation by periportal-specific enzymes.
Figures 8–13. Acute bovine liver disease. C = central vein; P = portal tract. Figure 8. There is mild lymphoplasmacytic infiltration of the portal tract and reversible cytopathology diffusely affecting periportal hepatocytes in case 25. H&E. Figure 9. Fibrin thrombi lodged within small portal vessels (arrows) in case 35. Martius scarlet blue trichrome. Figure 10. Individual periportal hepatocytes have cytoplasmic vacuolation consistent with reversible cell damage (arrows) in case 24. There is anisocytosis and anisokaryosis with occasional megalocytes and increased numbers of binucleate hepatocytes (arrowheads). H&E. Figure 11. A section of liver less affected by chronic sporidesmin toxicosis with massive hepatocellular necrosis and hemorrhage in case 44. H&E. Figure 12. Marked portal bridging fibrosis consistent with concurrent chronic sporidesmin toxicosis (facial eczema) in the left liver lobe of case 44. Masson trichrome. Figure 13. In the left liver lobe of case 44, hepatocyte necrosis and loss are less severe in areas with periportal fibrosis and are confined to the periportal regions. H&E.
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 2020 Annual Meeting materials NOW!
  • Recordings of Scientific Sessions
  • Procceedings 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
AAVLD Announcements
2021 Hybrid AAVLD / USAHA Annual Meeting
Worth Quoting
We are hoping to see some friends in person and virtually during our October annual meeting:

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best time to make friends is before you need them.

~Ethel Barrymore

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.

~Henry Ford

Source: BrainyQuote
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2022 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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Please select 'Renew Now' to access the Lapsed Membership renewal form. www.aavld.org ->Quick Links->Renew Now->here you can access the Lapsed Membership Form.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding AAVLD Membership:
When are my dues fee due? 
They are due November 15 for the next calendar year. Many members pay for the next year when they register for the annual meeting. Lead time is needed to finalize committee appointments for the new year.
Does it matter who pays for my dues?
No. Your status will be the same with their respective privileges whether you pay, your employer pays, or your Uncle Vinny.
Are Lab Accreditation dues different than Institutional/Agency membership dues?
·    Laboratory Accreditation dues are different and separate and are related to accreditation only and go to fund the accreditation program only.
·    Whether accredited or not, a Laboratory (or Institution/Agency) may additionally become an Institutional/Agency Member. By doing so they are supporting the broad mission of the AAVLD and these funds go to support CE and training and all other activities of the AAVLD. Institutional/Agency Members are highly valued members and are demonstrating leadership and belief in our organizational purpose. 
Do Institutional/Agency Member labs have to pay for their employees individual dues?
No. A laboratory, institution, agency or department can become a member under this category even without signing up their employees. They are simply supporting the AAVLD mission with their dues payment. Some states are not allowed to pay for employee dues; and some states have budgetary restrictions.
2021 Committee Appointments
If you wish to serve on a particular committee in 2021, contact the committee chairs now and express your interest. Thank you!

Committee Dashboard: Click here
AAVLD & News Worthy Events
Up and Coming!

 AAVLD/USAHA Hybrid Annual Conference, Gaylord of the Rockies, Denver, Colorado, October 22-October 26, 2021 (Due to the uncertainty with Covid-19, their may be updates to the details of the meeting.)
Do you have ideas to improve the AAVLD annual meeting? Contact David Zeman dzeman@aavld.org

Would you like to sponsor an event? Contact

Would like to make a year-end donation to the AAVLD Foundation?  Make your donation today!

What ever your contribution to the AAVLD mission, we need you!

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.
Thank you
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AAVLD Foundation Committee

Brett Webb- Cochair
Francois Elvinger- Cochair

John M. Adaska
Donal O'Toole
Tim Baszler
David Zeman
Bruce Akey
Jerry Saliki
Christie Mayo
Kristy Pabilonia
Beate Crossley
François Elvinger
Pat Halbur
Brett Webb
Jamie Henningson
Kerry Sondgeroth
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!