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A Weird Bovine Red Blood Cell Parasite - Mycoplasma Wenyonii ๐Ÿ‚ ๐Ÿ„

Hemotropic mycoplasma affects multiple species. We most often think about it causing hemolytic anemia in cats, but do you know how it affects bovines clinically?

Spoiler alert: IT’S WEIRD.


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Morulae... in a Spleen and Liver?!

Here I am, just cruising around this spleen/liver combo sample from a 9 yo Lab with fever, lethargy, joint effusion/pain, and thrombocytopenia. It wasn’t indicated to me why the spleen and...

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Babesia felis- A South African Parasite

Did you know that Babesia felis is only found in coastal South Africa?

What other feline intracellular parasite does Babesia felis look like? That's right, Cytauxzoon!

Babesia felis and Cytauxzoon...

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What do Prostates and Bees Have in Common?

Benign prostatic hyperplasia is a hormonally induced, non-neoplastic enlargement of the prostate in intact dogs.

Prostate epithelial cells are some of my favs (is that weird?), because...

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My favorite cytology textbook

There are some awesome veterinary cytology textbooks out there on the market, but one that I consistently use myself and recommend is Canine and Feline Cytology: A Color Atlas and Interpretation...

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The Strangest Place I've Seen Lymphoma

This was SUCH an interesting case, I had to show you guys! Never had seen it before, and haven’t seen it since.

This aspirate came from the prostate of an 11 year old intact male dog. The...

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