Ohio ADDL November 2019 Newsletter


Ohio Department of Agriculture   -   NOVEMBER 2019

In this issue

- AAVLD Meeting in Rhode Island

- Upcoming Holidays

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ADDL Staff Attends the 62nd Annual AAVLD Meeting in Rhode Island

Drs. Tony Forshey (State Veterinarian), Jeff Hayes (Pathology Section Head & Interim Co-Director), Jing Cui (Bacteriology Section Head), and Yan Zhang (Avian Serology/Molecular Diagnostics/Virology Section Head & Interim Co-Director), as well as Kerri Lawrence (Quality Assurance Officer), Jon Cook (Chief Information Officer), Melanie Prarat (Researcher), and William Hennessy (Information Technologist), represented the ADDL at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians in Providence, Rhode Island from October 24-28.


Melanie presented in the FDA Vet-LIRN's Fundamental Requirements for an FDA Regulatory Laboratory Data Packet Symposium, providing instructions for preparing and submitting actionable data packets that may be used to support FDA regulatory action. Topics included the importance of a complete laboratory data packet, minimum data requirements, and the importance of chain of custody and traceability of samples.


FDA Vet-LIRN Symposium, L to R: Tara Doran (FDA), Jake Guag (FDA), Sarah Nemser (FDA), Melanie Prarat (Ohio ADDL), Dr. Olga Ceric (FDA), Dr. Andriy Tkachenko (FDA), Dr. Renate Reimschuessel (FDA), Dr. David Rotstein (FDA), Dr. Sarah Peloquin (FDA), Dr. Jennifer Jones (FDA)


Oral Presentations by ADDL:

Disseminated infection with Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuis in a dog

J. Hayes


Whole genome sequencing of influenza A viruses from Ohio pig farms

M. Prarat, K. Shiplett, Y. Zhang


Genetic characterization of Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae using whole genome sequencing

J. Cui, M. Prarat, K. Shiplett. D. Jurkovic, Y. Zhang


Poster Presentation by ADDL:

Implementation of automated procedures for whole genome sequencing

K. Shiplett, M. Prarat, D. Barkley, H. Cook, Y. Zhang


The ADDL will be CLOSED on November 11 (Veteran's Day) and November 28 (Thanksgiving). If you need to contact us regarding an urgent matter, please use our after hours phone number: (888) 456-3405.

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